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Coding Clinic
The HCPCS Coding Clinic delivers the official guidance published quarterly by the American Hospital Association (AHA) Central Office on correct HCPCS level II code usage. Each issue offers consistent and accurate advice for the proper use of HCPCS and includes information on HCPCS reporting for hospitals HCPCS Level 1 (CPT®) and Level II codes, the latest code assignments from emerging technologies, and real examples.

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HCPCS Codes

HCPCS: COMMON PROCEDURE CODING SYSTEM "HICK-PICKS"

AAPC Coder is so important to medical coders navigating the Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) Level II code set because of all it helps you accomplish.

HCPCS Level II touches all types of coding in many settings thanks to its inclusion of supply, service, drug, ambulance, nuclear medicine media, quality reporting, durable medical equipment, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Medicaid, pathology and laboratory, glasses and hearing aids, and other codes. This government coding system is updated throughout the year, making it the most dynamic code set.

Because so many coding and billing rules define how the more than 6,000 alphanumeric codes will be used to report claims and the quality of services being performed, it helps to have an electronic tool like AAPC Coder to enable speedy, accurate reimbursement. In addition to allow you to search by keyword, code, or code range, AAPC Coder offers these advantages to medical coders:

  • Presentation by Code Chapters, which are then broken into Categories
  • Based on AAPC's unique expanded HCPCS Level II Index and Table of Drugs
  • Updates every quarter so you have the latest codes
  • Add-ons that include lay descriptions, fee schedule, and other resources
  • Complete set of HCPCS Level II modifiers
  • Payment and other information unique to each code

Excludes 1 and 2 notes often hold the key to preventing claims denials. There are two type of excludes notes in the ICD-10-CM classification system: Excludes 1 and Excludes 2. Medical coders need t... [ Read More ]

ICD-10-CM added several new codes for fiscal year 2019 to chapter 15: Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Puerperium (O00-09A) under subcategory O86 Other puerperal infections. To use these codes, you n... [ Read More ]

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released on April 23 proposed policy changes and rates for the 2020 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) and Long-term Care Hospital Pr... [ Read More ]

Healthcare practitioners may soon have 23 new ICD-10-CM codes to use for reporting social and environmental factors that affect their patients’ health. The American Medical Association (AMA) and ... [ Read More ]

Clean out old patient health data so only their current and relevant health factors remain. A problem list should be a database of a patient’s diagnoses. The list should be a way to track and sha... [ Read More ]

I work in a dermatology practice and lately we have seen several denials when codes 11102, 17000 and 17003 are billed together. I am putting the 59 modifier on 17000 per the CC... [ Read More ]
Does anyone have reference documents for CPT reporting to share on Glutamic Acid Decarboxylase Autoantibody testing?

In googling information it looks like CPT code ... [ Read More ]
PLEASE ADVISE ON HOW TO BILL BONE MARROW REPORTS FOR PATHOLOGY.

Can all of these CPT codes be billed if stated on the report?

[*]85097 - Bone marrow; s... [ Read More ]
Has anyone heard anything about codes being assigned to the new COPD medication YUPELRI (revefenacin)? I was able to find that they applied for HCPCS but nothing beyond t... [ Read More ]
The pt has part B and was seen at the doctor's office. How do I modify this so it get's paid?
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CPC looking for full time coding position in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and and surrounding cities.

KEY QUALIFICATIONS
• Certified Professional Coder (CPC®)
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Do you count resolved diagnoses in Number of Diagnoses? The patient is being seen for a yearly recheck and the issue is now resolved.

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I am not aware of any CPT codes that permit billing for the professional interpretation of an echocardiogram that has already been interpreted and billed by another provider. R... [ Read More ]
Hi We occasionally use these supplies in our office. Can we bill for them? If so, for example for the Albuterol Inhaler sometimes (about 2 per week) we have to give them to the... [ Read More ]
what will be the correct code to bill for office visit with ekg 10 leads? i have billed 99214 and 93000 to medicare and medicare has been denied EKG 93000.
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