Reader Question: Clear Up the Confusion on Coding For Laryngoscopy with FBR

Question: A 20 years old male presents with complaint of “something irritating the throat.” The provider takes a look inside the larynx, using a laryngeal mirror. He identifies a [...]

Posted on: 25 November 2016 | 3:11 am

ICD-10 Update: ICD-10 Pulmonology Coding Mistakes You Cannot Afford To Make

Don’t just correct, perfect your respiratory failure and seventh character coding. You have now entered the era of hard-core ICD-10 coding. No more grace period [...]

Posted on: 25 November 2016 | 3:11 am

Reader Question: Put Your Thinking Cap On for This Bronchoscopy Case

Question: The provider performs bronchoscopy, uses a flexible bronchoscope to view and take biopsy samples from the left lower and middle lobes, under fluoroscopic guidance. Which code would be [...]

Posted on: 25 November 2016 | 3:11 am

Advanced Care Planning: Advance Your Coding Abilities for Advance Care Planning With This Advice

Work through this COPD case study reporting 99497 and 99498. Are you prepared to capture your deserved pay for advance care planning (ACP) services? ACP [...]

Posted on: 25 November 2016 | 3:11 am

Reader Question: Here's How to Capture the PC of Sleep Study

Question: Our pulmonologist interpreted a sleep study report for Medicare patient. She did the interpretation at a different location from the independent facility where the patient received the testing. [...]

Posted on: 25 November 2016 | 3:11 am

You Be the Coder: Master the Codes for Ventilator Associated Pneumonia

Question: A patient developed ventilator associated pneumonia while undergoing treatment for Streptococcus bronchopneumonia. How do we code for this scenario? Maine Subscriber Answer: For [...]

Posted on: 25 November 2016 | 3:11 am

Smoking Cessation: Report Your Smoking Cessation Counseling Services with These 2 Codes

Erase the smoking cessation G-codes from your code list this year. Did you miss this important HCPCS update for reporting smoking cessation services for [...]

Posted on: 25 November 2016 | 3:11 am

Reader Question: Get the Right Code for Drainage of a Nasal Abscess

Question: A provider aspirates the excess fluid from an abscess within the nasal cavity. How do we report this procedure? North Carolina Subscriber [...]

Posted on: 30 September 2016 | 2:09 am

Reader Question: Know If You Can Bill 31625, 31628 and 31629 Together

Question: Can we bill together 31628, 31629 and 31625 for the same LLL? Mississippi Subscriber Answer: You may use 31625 (Bronchoscopy, rigid or flexible, [...]

Posted on: 30 September 2016 | 2:09 am

Reader Question: Use 95165, 95117 for Allergy Immunotherapy Services

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

Posted on: 30 September 2016 | 2:09 am