Sleep Studies: 3 FAQs Solve Your Sleep Study Coding Issues

Hint: Date of service is important when reporting codes like 95811. Sleep studies and polysomnography are not one and the same, but pulmonologists perform both. Distinguishing between [...]

Posted on: 14 December 2017 | 1:12 am

Reader Question: Pinpoint EAA Coding Options

Question: We see a lot of patients who work in dusty environments and the doctor often diagnoses extrinsic allergic alveolitis (EAA). How should we code the tests for this condition?

Posted on: 14 December 2017 | 1:12 am

Pinpoint the Right Dx Code When Reporting Sleep Studies

Sleep apnea diagnoses can trip up your claims if you aren't careful. When a patient reports with sleep apnea, must identify all the details of ICD-10 coding [...]

Posted on: 14 December 2017 | 1:12 am

Reader Question: Is There An ICD-10 Code for Opacity?

Question: I'm coding a chest X-ray with an indication of shortness of breath, productive cough, and chest pain. The physician doesn't report any definitive findings besides an opacity over the [...]

Posted on: 14 December 2017 | 1:12 am

Reader Question: Code This COPD Case

Question: A 55-year-old new patient who has been smoking for 30 years with shortness of breath presented to our pulmonologist for consult. The physician performed a detailed history and an [...]

Posted on: 14 December 2017 | 1:12 am

You Be the Coder: Evaluate Your Options for Reporting "the other CPT"

Question: Our pulmonologist often performs chest physical therapy (CPT) for patients with cystic fibrosis. Which codes should we report for this? Supercoder.com Subscriber Answer: [...]

Posted on: 14 December 2017 | 1:12 am

Reimbursement: Secure Your QPP Year 2 Pay With These MACRA Updates

Could CMS finally be making it easier to collect? As CMS continues to tweak MACRA, the agency has adopted a new mantra for 2018: “Patients Over Paperwork.” [...]

Posted on: 14 December 2017 | 1:12 am

Reader Question: Know When You Can Collect Deductibles, Coinsurance

Question: We always collect copays up-front, but we usually bill out deductibles and coinsurance amounts after we get the remittance advice from the payer. Our office manager thinks we should [...]

Posted on: 16 November 2017 | 3:11 am

Reader Question: What Is A Health IT Audit?

Question: We recently hired a new law firm to handle our privacy practices and they told us to conform our practices so we could survive a “health IT audit.” What is [...]

Posted on: 16 November 2017 | 3:11 am

You Be the Coder: Get to Know the 2018 Flu Shot Codes

Question: We give quite a few flu shots at our pulmonology practice, and the doctor said she heard at a conference that many of the codes have changed for 2018. [...]

Posted on: 16 November 2017 | 3:11 am