CPT® 2018: CPT® to Overhaul Chest X-Ray Codes Effective Jan. 1

Plus : Forget what you know about coding pulmonary stress testing. Although the ink is barely dry on the new ICD-10 codes that your practice recently put [...]

Posted on: 13 October 2017 | 5:10 am

Reader Question: Get the Facts on EHR Risk Analysis

Question: Our practice’s attorney asked us if we’ve performed an EHR risk analysis yet this year. We don’t know what that involves — can you advise? Supercoder.com Subscriber

Posted on: 13 October 2017 | 5:10 am

Billing: 3 Tips Smooth the Transition to Outsourcing Your Billing

Claims can process smoothly if you take these considerations to heart. Although many pulmonology practices report great success after outsourcing their medical billing to third-party firms, others [...]

Posted on: 13 October 2017 | 5:10 am

ICD-10: Establish Severity to Make Asthma Coding Easier

Tip: Don’t forget to code out to the fifth character in most cases. When a patient presents with asthma, you’re likely to reach for the J45 (Asthma) [...]

Posted on: 13 October 2017 | 5:10 am

You Be the Coder: Appeal Modifier 22 Denials When Necessary

Question: I have a question about your modifier 22 article from last month (“Modifier 22 Isn’t Just for Surgeons”). We submitted a claim with modifier 22 because the doctor had to [...]

Posted on: 13 October 2017 | 5:10 am

Reader Question: Don't Automatically Reach for "T" Allergy Codes

Question: A patient came in suffering from allergies, but we weren’t able to pinpoint the specific allergen. Should we report T78.40- (Allergy, unspecified…)? Supercoder.com Subscriber [...]

Posted on: 13 October 2017 | 5:10 am

Reader Question: Can We Bill Other Services With 6-Minute Walk Test?

Question: We often perform testing before and after the 6-minute walk test. Are we able to report these tests along with the walk test, or are they bundled? [...]

Posted on: 14 September 2017 | 5:09 am

Modifiers: Modifier 22 Isn't Just for Surgeons

Pulmonologists should use this modifier whenever procedures involve increased work. Could you be one of the practices that CMS underpaid by $1.2 billion last year? If so, [...]

Posted on: 14 September 2017 | 5:09 am

Non-physician Practitioners: Modifier SA Is Suddenly Critical With This Payer

When an APP performs an E/M, modifier SA will be essential when billing UHC. No matter how many times coders memorize the rules for reporting the work [...]

Posted on: 14 September 2017 | 5:09 am

You Be the Coder: Code This Sleep Apnea Visit

Question: A 58-year-old male patient came to our office complaining of restlessness during sleep, frequent arousal from sleep due to a gasping or choking sensation, and recent episodes of daytime sleepiness. [...]

Posted on: 14 September 2017 | 5:09 am