Case Study Corner: Follow These Guidelines for Successful ADHD Reporting Outcomes

Pay attention to payer rules for testing, treatment options. It's a common problem that seems to be growing. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that it [...]

Posted on: 25 October 2017 | 2:10 am

E/M Coding: Understand Preventive/Wellness Visit Coding With These Documentation Tips

Age, history, risk factor, and vaccinations set these E/M visits apart. It's safe to say that evaluation and management (E/M) visits make up the largest percentage of [...]

Posted on: 25 October 2017 | 2:10 am

Reader Question: Learn How to Code This RAD-ical Condition

Question: An adolescent patient just presented at our office with asthma-like symptoms: coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath. Our pediatrician recorded a diagnosis of reactive airways dysfunction syndrome, or RADS. However, [...]

Posted on: 25 October 2017 | 2:10 am

You Be the Coder: Know Correct Vaccination Law for Accurate Rotavirus Reporting

Question: A mother came to us with her daughter, who had just started daycare. For two days, the patient had experienced diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Our pediatrician also noted that she [...]

Posted on: 25 October 2017 | 2:10 am

Reader Question: New Flu Vaccination Codes Won't Hurt a Bit

Question: Like most peds offices at this time of year, we're ramping up our vaccinations for the upcoming flu season. With the new CPT┬« changes just around the corner, are there [...]

Posted on: 25 October 2017 | 2:10 am

E/M Coding: Take These 5 Hints to Avoid Common E/M Reporting Errors

Learn what not to do by following this expert advice. Upcoding. Downcoding. Missing or no documentation. Using the wrong codes. If you've ever encountered these problems when [...]

Posted on: 25 October 2017 | 2:10 am

Reader Question: Be Sure You're Using Modifier 24 at the Right Time

Question: A patient developed a postop infection during the global period of a surgery and returned to the operating room (OR). Can we bill the hospital evaluation and management (E/M) visit [...]

Posted on: 25 September 2017 | 5:09 am

Mythbusters: Bust These 4 Myths to Master Aftercare Coding

Follow-up codes mean care is over, not ongoing. When you think of follow-up, you probably think of ongoing treatment for a patient. Quite logically, you might even [...]

Posted on: 25 September 2017 | 5:09 am

Reader Question: Wrap Up the Answer to This Sprain Scenario

Question: A young athlete came into our office with a sprained elbow he received while playing soccer. Our pediatrician immobilized the elbow by strapping and splinting. What are the best [...]

Posted on: 25 September 2017 | 5:09 am

You Be the Coder: Report One Code for Single-Component Vaccine

Question: Our pediatrician administered two single-component vaccines to a 14-year-old female patient. The pediatrician also counseled the patient on the vaccines during the visit. One of my colleagues thinks we should [...]

Posted on: 25 September 2017 | 5:09 am