E/M Coding: Will Your Pulmonologist's E/M Hold up Against PAP Ordering Scrutiny?

Approval of PAP devices could hinge on that face-to-face visit. When it comes to providing positive airway pressure (PAP) devices to patients with sleep apnea, your pulmonologist [...]

Posted on: 16 January 2018 | 12:01 am

You Be the Coder: Differentiate Viral, Bacterial Pneumonias

Question: Can you advise on which diagnosis codes apply for bacterial vs. viral pneumonia? Supercoder.com Subscriber Answer: You have numerous codes for bacterial cause [...]

Posted on: 16 January 2018 | 12:01 am

Electronic Health Records: 7 Quick Steps Help Fine-Tune Your EHR Program for the New Year

Hint: Bring in more revenue with well-trained EHR aficionados at your practice. Medical practice staff members install and implement new Certified EHR Technology (CEHRT) so physicians and [...]

Posted on: 16 January 2018 | 12:01 am

Reader Question: Know How Patients Are Accessing Your Online Reputation

Question: We recently received a review online, and that is the only online review of our practice. We wouldn't have even known except another patient told us about it. How [...]

Posted on: 16 January 2018 | 12:01 am

Pulmonary Testing: Get the Scoop on How to Report the New Pulmonary Testing Codes

Check out these quick tips on how to bill 94617-94618. Much of January is already behind us, which means chances are strong that your practice has already [...]

Posted on: 16 January 2018 | 12:01 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

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