Reader Question: Know How To Bill for Additional Education of MDI Device

Question: An asthmatic patient presents with complaints of wheezing and difficulty in breathing. This patient honestly informs that she didn’t use her MDI device or nebulizer properly prior to [...]

Posted on: 2 January 2017 | 2:01 am

You Be the Coder: Explore Your Options for Foreign Body Removal Using Laryngoscopy

Question: The provider did a laryngoscopy along with removal of a foreign body. Please advise which code we should use. There are so many different foreign body removal codes [...]

Posted on: 2 January 2017 | 2:01 am

ICD-10 Update: Nail Down Your Coding Options for Pneumonia

Pinpoint the causative organism to wade through fifty plus choices. Does choosing the correct code for pneumonia give you chills? Don’t blame yourself, choosing from [...]

Posted on: 2 January 2017 | 1:01 am

V/Q Study: Breathe Life Into Your V/Q Study Claims with These 4 Pointers

Look for documentation details when choosing between 78579, 78580 and 78582. How confident are you when it comes to reporting a ventilation/perfusion scan (or V/Q [...]

Posted on: 2 January 2017 | 1:01 am

CPT® 2017: Ace Your Sleep Apnea Coding With 13 New Category III Codes

Don’t lose sleep over exclusive codes for removal, replacement, repositioning and more. Your coding for sleep apnea will undergo a major overhaul in 2017, as [...]

Posted on: 2 January 2017 | 1:01 am

ICD-10 Update: Explore Your Pneumopathy Coding Options with J66 Category

Investigate occupational history to arrive at the specific diagnosis. Coding for lung pathologies due to inhalation of dust can be a daunting task. You may [...]

Posted on: 23 December 2016 | 3:12 am

Reader Question: Solve the Immunotherapy Coding Dilemma At Last

Question: What is the proper way to bill for CPT® code 95165 preparation and supervision of immunotherapy and the injection code for this- 95117 to Medicare? Can we bill [...]

Posted on: 23 December 2016 | 3:12 am

Reader Question: Stay Flexible With Use of GW Modifier

Question: We have a Pulmonary Critical Care specialist we are billing for. We have a hospice patient who was under treatment for pneumonia, and developed sepsis. The provider performed [...]

Posted on: 23 December 2016 | 3:12 am

You Be the Coder: Crack Down the Codes for Multiple Nasal Polyps

Question: The provider performed removal of multiple nasal polyps. How do we report this? Texas Subscriber Answer: The correct code would depend on [...]

Posted on: 23 December 2016 | 3:12 am

Quality Measures: Get Ready To Report This New Revised Bronchodilator Measure In 2017

ATS adds specificity to the bronchodilator measure #52 Come January, and your provider will need to upgrade reporting of COPD and bronchodilator use. Do you [...]

Posted on: 23 December 2016 | 2:12 am