Reader Question: Know When Balance Write-offs Are the Right Choice

Question: At my last practice, we used to write off patient balances whenever they were under $25.00. At my new pulmonology practice, there is no policy on write-offs — they do [...]

Posted on: 17 August 2017 | 5:08 am

You Be the Coder: Are ED Codes Site-Specific?

Question: Our pulmonologist saw a patient in his office for an emergency. Can I use the emergency department E/M codes to report this visit? Supercoder.com Subscriber

Posted on: 17 August 2017 | 5:08 am

E/M Coding: Still Billing Consults? Differentiate From Transfer of Care With These Tips

Remember Medicare’s no-go consult rule first and foremost. When CMS stopped paying for consults in 2010, some practices eliminated them from the code lineup completely, while others [...]

Posted on: 17 August 2017 | 5:08 am

Reader Question: Get the Scoop on Team Conferences

Question: Can you give me some insight into medical team conference code 99366? We have team conferences, but I’m unsure of whether I can code them. Supercoder.com Subscriber

Posted on: 17 August 2017 | 5:08 am

Modifiers: This BCBS Payer Just Slashed Modifier 25 Pay

Pulmonology practices could suffer when billing this insurer. If your pulmonology practice is like most others, you typically use modifier 25 multiple times a day — but [...]

Posted on: 17 August 2017 | 5:08 am

Part B Fee Schedule: Proposed Fee Schedule Suggests Big Changes to Chest X-Ray Coding

Plus: Check out these potential changes to E/M documentation, lung tumor ablation codes. Pulmonology coders may not be ready for 2018 yet, but CMS is already prepping [...]

Posted on: 17 August 2017 | 5:08 am

Behind the Numbers: Find Out How the MPFS Proposal Could Impact Your Pay

Are fees going up or down? Potential changes to E/M codes aren’t the only shakeup that CMS appears to have up its sleeve in the 2018 Fee [...]

Posted on: 17 August 2017 | 5:08 am

You Be the Coder: Get the 411 on V/Q Study Coding

Question: Our physician documented a “V/Q study.” What is this and which code applies to it? We didn’t see anything in CPT® about it. Supercoder.com Subscriber

Posted on: 20 July 2017 | 1:07 am

Reader Question: Know How Many Dx Codes to Bill

Question: Must we report the ICD-10 codes for all the current conditions that the patient has regardless of whether they are managed or treated during the observation stay? Do we only [...]

Posted on: 20 July 2017 | 1:07 am

Reader Question: Get the Scoop on Pulmonary Rehab Coding

Question: We reported G0424 (Pulmonary rehabilitation, including exercise [includes monitoring], one hour, per session, up to two sessions per day) for a COPD patient and it got denied. The patient’s COPD [...]

Posted on: 20 July 2017 | 1:07 am