Test COPD and Asthma Coding Skills With These 4 Scenarios

Clinical signs of moderate and mild asthma to drive your choice of codes. You report COPD and asthma all the time, but are you sure you’re correctly [...]

Posted on: 17 March 2017 | 2:03 am

Reader Question: Go By Documentation to Get Accurate Laryngoscopy Code

Question: The provider removed a foreign body in the throat using the laryngoscope. As there are different foreign body removal codes for services during a laryngoscopy, could you please guide which [...]

Posted on: 17 March 2017 | 2:03 am

Apply These Telehealth Indicators to Recoup for Your Distance Treatment Services

When to use POS 02 and modifiers GT, GQ, 95. When your pulmonologist delivers approved telehealth services this year, you’ll have several key add-ons if you want [...]

Posted on: 17 March 2017 | 2:03 am

Reader Question: Know Your Smoking Cessation Codes

Question: A smoker for 20 years, with breathing problems, came to the provider. The provider performed an E/M service, followed by which the NPP administered smoking cessation counseling to the patient [...]

Posted on: 17 March 2017 | 2:03 am

You Be the Coder: Advanced Care Planning

Question: Which settings are eligible to bill for the advanced care planning services? Are there any guidelines as to who is eligible to bill for ACP? Iowa Subscriber

Posted on: 17 March 2017 | 2:03 am

Revenue Strategies: Invest in Mobile Patient Engagement? 4 Questions Help You Decide

Revenue cycle benefits, self-service options are strong positives. If you’re interested in keeping patients happy with your services — and maintaining a healthy bottom line — you’ll [...]

Posted on: 17 March 2017 | 2:03 am

Reader Question: Can You Freeze the Code for Influenza Prior to Investigations?

Question: A 50-year-old female patient complains of flu-like symptoms. The provider examines her and suspects avian influenza. As the provider has not yet confirmed the diagnosis, is it possible to report [...]

Posted on: 17 March 2017 | 2:03 am

Billing: Keep Credit Card Numbers on File and Speed Up Your Payment Time

Trim days in A/R from 90 to 30. One area of growth you don’t want to see is an increase in A/R costs. A simple change in [...]

Posted on: 17 March 2017 | 2:03 am

Reader Question: Pull the Plug on Coding For Same-Day Multiple Inhalation Treatments

Question: A known asthmatic patient presented with acute breathlessness. The provider administered inhalation treatment. Can we bill both 94640 and 94644 on the same day for inhalation treatment for [...]

Posted on: 21 February 2017 | 11:02 pm

You Be the Coder: Know How to Report a Bronchial Blocker

Question: The provider, while doing a diagnostic bronchoscopy of the right lung, found a massive hemorrhage. He put a bronchial blocker in the right lung to protect the healthy [...]

Posted on: 21 February 2017 | 11:02 pm