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

CPT® 2017: Tread Carefully as Flu Vaccine Coding Undergoes a Drastic Overhaul

CPT® revises eight codes to reflect dosage, rather than patient age Are you up to speed on the CPT® 2017 updates on flu vaccines? Check [...]

Posted on: 21 February 2017 | 10:02 pm

ICD-10 Coding Quiz: Test your Coding Skills with Pansinusitis, Sore throat, and More

Take a closer look at NOS codes to shore up. Your success in 2017 will largely depend on your capacity to code to the maximum [...]

Posted on: 21 February 2017 | 10:02 pm

Pulmonary Rehabilitation: Power Up Your PR Claims with This Coverage Insight

Hint: The diagnosis is COPD is crucial. Do you have to come out with guns blazing to show your payer that your pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) [...]

Posted on: 21 February 2017 | 10:02 pm

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: 1 January 2017 | 8:01 pm

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: 1 January 2017 | 8:01 pm

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: 1 January 2017 | 7:01 pm

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: 1 January 2017 | 7:01 pm

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: 1 January 2017 | 7:01 pm