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CPT 12056, Under Repair-Intermediate Procedures on the Integumentary System

The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code 12056 as maintained by American Medical Association, is a medical procedural code under the range - Repair-Intermediate Procedures on the Integumentary System.

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July 19, 2019

Mary: I want to welcome my AAPC NAB partner, Dr. Michael Warner and his wife Dr. Margaret Warner, to California. Michael has taken a position as an associate professor at Touro University Californi... [ Read More ]

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Our office does many of our procedures under fluoroscopy guidance, and I bill for the contrast using CPT code Q9966 with NDC 0270131530, this is what's on th... [ Read More ]
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I am questioning the coding of the attached note. Can someone please look at the note and give me your opinion? I feel there may be an element of medical necessity.

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Does anyone have experience billing G0500 as a Method II CAH provider? We currently bill G0500 on the UB with all other facility and profee charges and our c... [ Read More ]