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JULY 28, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
Q: Are there any new HCPCs codes for procedures beginning October 1? &n
SEPTEMBER 19, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
Each ICD-10-PCS code is comprised of seven characters with a specific meaning. In the Medical and
DECEMBER 17, 2014
JUSTCODING
MAY 16, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
Myth 1: ICD-10 includes too many codes  
SEPTEMBER 8, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
Code the patient’s injury — such as a frac-ture, a laceration or a burn — and
FEBRUARY 23, 2018
HOME HEALTH & HOSPICE
CMS designates a certain set of procedures as inpatient-only, meaning it will only reimburse faci
OCTOBER 8, 2014
JUSTCODING
A patient undergoes a hysterectomy and experiences post-procedural bleeding. The surgeon cauteriz
APRIL 21, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
One of the challenging aspects of coding arthroplasties is determining whether the procedu
AUGUST 20, 2014
JUSTCODING
Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) is a minimally invasive procedure to open u
MARCH 25, 2015
JUSTCODING
NOVEMBER 10, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
Adding modifiers to CPT® codes can bypass NCCI edits for Medicare payments,
JUNE 25, 2014
JUSTCODING
ICD-10-CM includes 68,000 codes and ICD-10-PCS features 71,924 code choices. Scary numbers, right
AUGUST 18, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
The Cooperating Parties added a 17th section to the Coding/I
JULY 29, 2015
JUSTCODING
ImproperICD-9-CM code assignment led to incorrect grouping of claims to MS-DRG 857 (postop
JULY 30, 2014
JUSTCODING
  The sixth character of every ICD-10-PCS code denotes a device. That doesn’
FEBRUARY 12, 2014
JUSTCODING
CMS released the Coding/ICD10/2015-ICD-10-PCS-and-GEMs.html"
JUNE 5, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
Test your knowledge with this week’s free quiz, which features CPT® codes fo
AUGUST 5, 2015
JUSTCODING
Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) procedures are not the only ones coders will report using the
FEBRUARY 11, 2015
JUSTCODING
ICD-10-PCS will completely change the way coders report inpatient procedures. With just over a mo
AUGUST 26, 2015
JUSTCODING
JANUARY 5, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
  Why are physician queries so critical to accurate documentation and coding? The an
AUGUST 17, 2017
HOME HEALTH & HOSPICE
NOVEMBER 14, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
CMS designates certain procedures as inpatient-only, but identifies them using CPT® co
MAY 21, 2014
JUSTCODING
To assist healthcare facilities with the mandated adoption of ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes and ICD-1
JULY 12, 2012
AUGUST 4, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
by Robert S. Gold, MD Do the official guidelines get in the way of ethical coding?
NOVEMBER 19, 2014
JUSTCODING
DECEMBER 16, 2015
JUSTCODING
CMS designates certain procedures as inpatient-only, but identifies them using CPT codes (
MAY 7, 2014
JUSTCODING
JULY 15, 2015
JUSTCODING
Coding ultrasound procedures in coding-sample-policies-and-form
JULY 22, 2015
JUSTCODING
Interventional radiology is a perpetually challenging area of coding. In this 90-minute we
SEPTEMBER 16, 2015
JUSTCODING
DECEMBER 3, 2014
JUSTCODING
NOVEMBER 25, 2013
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
 Q: I have a question about coding infusion/injections in the ED prior to a decision for
OCTOBER 28, 2015
JUSTCODING
  Codes for common procedures of the skin, such as excisions, wound closures, and
APRIL 15, 2015
JUSTCODING
CPT has granted coders a new code, 58674 (laparoscopy, surgical, ablation of uterine fibroid(s),
FEBRUARY 21, 2017
PHYSICIAN PRACTICE
ICD-10 implementation and coding present plenty of challenges, especially when it comes to ICD-10
SEPTEMBER 24, 2014
JUSTCODING
DECEMBER 29, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
APRIL 13, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
What is the correct ICD-10-PCS code for a right shoulder tendon Excision using an open approach?
OCTOBER 21, 2015
JUSTCODING
MARCH 17, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
SEPTEMBER 23, 2015
JUSTCODING
CMS designates a certain set of procedures as inpatient-only, meaning it will only reimburse faci
OCTOBER 20, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
Many of the code changes in the 2014 CPT® Manual Radiology section f
MARCH 28, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
  While bundling of CPT® codes has made reporting for endovascular
OCTOBER 1, 2014
JUSTCODING
By Sharme Brodie, RN, CCDS The American Hospital Association wrapped up its Coding Cli
APRIL 8, 2015
JUSTCODING
SEPTEMBER 8, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
AUGUST 3, 2017
NURSING
A few days after JustCoding conducted
SEPTEMBER 16, 2015
JUSTCODING
SEPTEMBER 11, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
Q: Could you please explain unrelated surgical procedure DRGs? Also can you explain h
JUNE 25, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
Q: My physicians perform procedures in the office such as angioplasties, catheter inser
AUGUST 6, 2014
JUSTCODING
NCCI guidelines for Part B Billing New coding requirements r
APRIL 1, 2015
LONG-TERM CARE
DECEMBER 8, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
JULY 20, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
Many coders rely on the AHA's Coding Clinic advice to resolve sticky situ
MAY 13, 2015
JUSTCODING
ICD-10-PCS is a brand-new coding system which will require coders to look for information they ha
MARCH 26, 2014
JUSTCODING
Ensure accurate and efficient ICD-10, HCPCS Level II and CPT coding in one fell swoop with the
MAY 26, 2017
PHYSICIAN PRACTICE
  CMS removed two procedures from the inpatient-only list and added one in the
NOVEMBER 19, 2014
JUSTCODING
I have a patient with a little right toe that’s become necrotic. This person also h
FEBRUARY 2, 2018
HOME HEALTH & HOSPICE
JULY 15, 2016
LONG-TERM CARE
Q: In terms of coding blood transfusions, does the documentation of which intravenous (IV)
NOVEMBER 12, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
DECEMBER 3, 2014
JUSTCODING
OCTOBER 22, 2014
JUSTCODING
Q&A: Long-term care ICD-10 coding specifics Editor's
JANUARY 1, 2015
LONG-TERM CARE
Correct coding is important to physician practices. The ICD-10-CM diagnoses and the CPT procedure
JULY 27, 2016
PHYSICIAN PRACTICE
  Hospitals have long struggled under complicated guidelines for coding injection
JANUARY 7, 2015
JUSTCODING
JULY 17, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
A new CPT® code for arthrodesis, a joint fusion technique to relieve pain,
FEBRUARY 13, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
FEBRUARY 11, 2015
JUSTCODING
NOVEMBER 11, 2015
JUSTCODING
MARCH 23, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
To assist healthcare facilities with the mandated adoption of ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes and ICD-1
SEPTEMBER 29, 2011
JANUARY 26, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
CMS implemented two new CPT® Category III codes originally introduced by th
AUGUST 21, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
ICD-9-CM includes a diagnosis code to show when a surgeon converts a laparoscopic procedure to an
DECEMBER 3, 2014
JUSTCODING
The ICD-10-PCS guidelines for reporting multiple procedures could trip up inpatient coders becaus
MAY 6, 2015
JUSTCODING
CMS recently reversed long-standing policy for billing inpatient-only procedures, providing hospi
AUGUST 24, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
With more than 500 CPT® code changes, nearly every section of the CPT Manual
NOVEMBER 21, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
MARCH 11, 2015
JUSTCODING
CMS will no longer implement specific procedure-to-device or device-to-procedure edits for
JANUARY 9, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
JANUARY 30, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
AUGUST 5, 2015
JUSTCODING
OCTOBER 14, 2015
JUSTCODING
A patient presents for an esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), a diagnostic procedure that allows th
OCTOBER 22, 2014
JUSTCODING
DECEMBER 8, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
In the physician office setting, coders are likely familiar with the concept of coding for
JULY 28, 2015
PHYSICIAN PRACTICE
APRIL 14, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
The HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) entered into a $125,000
MAY 4, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
This webcast is a companion program to the March cardiovascular diagnosis coding program,
MARCH 17, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
The ICD-10-PCS codes and guidelines for 2015 look exactly the same as those for 2014.
MAY 21, 2014
JUSTCODING
To help patients find the right physicians, non-profit news organization ProPublica launched
JULY 16, 2015
MEDICAL STAFF
Inpatient coding professionals are used to DRG systems where all of the diagnoses and procedures
JANUARY 19, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
Q: Can a claim that is edited for a noncovered procedure be appealed?
JUNE 12, 2017
PHYSICIAN PRACTICE
The 2015 CPT® Manual includes changes to the Digestive section to align codes for
APRIL 7, 2015
PHYSICIAN PRACTICE
Providers may want to review claims containing HCPCS code C2623 (catheter, transluminal an
AUGUST 28, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
NOVEMBER 24, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
Q: We’ve heard that ICD-10-CM does not include a diagnosis code to show that a laparosco
DECEMBER 3, 2014
JUSTCODING
CMS released Coding/OutpatientCodeEdit/OCEQtrReleaseS
APRIL 29, 2015
JUSTCODING
FEBRUARY 1, 2011
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
Q: We are coding for pain management procedures and have been doing dual coding in ICD-9-CM an
JULY 9, 2014
JUSTCODING
ICD-10-PCS codes consist of seven characters, each of which identifies a unique, specific piece o
NOVEMBER 5, 2014
JUSTCODING
These codes play no part in supply reporting or payment. An agency reports supplies; it does not
SEPTEMBER 8, 2015
HOME HEALTH & HOSPICE
  When outpatient hospitals and physicians switch to ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes Oct
MAY 14, 2014
JUSTCODING
Q: An auditor recently told us to code two CPT® codes for a breast biopsy with plac
MARCH 20, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
FEBRUARY 3, 2017
HOME HEALTH & HOSPICE
  Hospitals and physicians will still continue to report CPT® codes f
MARCH 14, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
JULY 1, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
How is your organization using dual coding as a training tool for ICD-10? Code
MAY 20, 2015
JUSTCODING
To assist healthcare facilities with the mandated adoption of ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes and ICD-1
JUNE 18, 2012
SEPTEMBER 25, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
APRIL 1, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
In an effort to accommodate the latest advances in technology and make the code set easier
JULY 24, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
SEPTEMBER 17, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
FEBRUARY 27, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
The CDI department should have its own set of policies and procedures to govern its functions.
NOVEMBER 17, 2017
HOME HEALTH & HOSPICE
OCTOBER 8, 2014
EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP
A: Certain radiopharmaceuticals can only be reported with specific PET scan procedure
AUGUST 15, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
APRIL 2, 2014
JUSTCODING
APRIL 30, 2014
JUSTCODING
MAY 28, 2014
JUSTCODING
SEPTEMBER 24, 2014
JUSTCODING
NOVEMBER 19, 2014
JUSTCODING
MARCH 4, 2015
JUSTCODING
Is your organization planning to code outpatient procedures using ICD-10-PCS as well as CPT®
MAY 6, 2015
JUSTCODING
Is your organization planning to code outpatient procedures using ICD-10-PCS as well as CPT®
MAY 13, 2015
JUSTCODING
Q: When coding excision of a breast mass with needle localization using stereotactic gu
MARCH 19, 2014
JUSTCODING
MAY 30, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
Q: I have a question regarding a National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI) edit. I report
MARCH 10, 2015
PHYSICIAN PRACTICE
You’ll soon have 71 new codes to capture varying severities of non-pressure chronic ulcers
MAY 8, 2017
HOME HEALTH & HOSPICE
Starting Oct. 1, you’ll be able to select a specific ICD-10-CM code when a patient is in re
JUNE 26, 2017
PHYSICIAN PRACTICE
OCTOBER 17, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
Q: I am having trouble with the procedure (PCS) coding for a perineal laceration repa
OCTOBER 1, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
When outpatient hospitals and physicians switch to ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes October 1, 20
MAY 23, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
  Resident rights
JUNE 1, 2011
LONG-TERM CARE
Outpatient procedures will still be coded using CPT®/HCPCS—the HIPAA-
AUGUST 1, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
The biggest change to the healthcare coding industry is coming in October, 2013, and HCPro, Inc.,
SEPTEMBER 7, 2010
  A: These two new HCPCS codes for procedures became payable unde
APRIL 4, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
Is your CDI program's query process a documented part of your policies and procedures? Does your
DECEMBER 23, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
Q: We’re having a lot of discussions with physicians right now and need to g
SEPTEMBER 11, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
FEBRUARY 25, 2015
JUSTCODING
NOVEMBER 5, 2014
JUSTCODING
Q: We have been reporting skin substitutes with the appropriate procedure codes (either
APRIL 17, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
3,600 new procedure codes. 1,900 new diagnosis codes. 487 code revisions. That’s what&rsq
APRIL 7, 2016
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
What is the correct ICD-10-PCS code for excision of malignant melanoma from the skin of the right
FEBRUARY 25, 2015
JUSTCODING
ICD-10-PCS codes consist of seven characters, each of which identifies a unique, specific piece o
DECEMBER 29, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
JUNE 23, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
JUNE 23, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
  The musculoskeletal system saw the largest increase in the number of new codes i
MAY 21, 2014
JUSTCODING
We won’t need to learn any new ICD-10-PCS codes or guidelines for 2015. CMS released the d
JUNE 2, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
Looking for some opportunities to code outside of your specialty? Simply looking to get some addi
FEBRUARY 10, 2015
PHYSICIAN PRACTICE
ICD-10-PCS coding is different than anything inpatients coders have done in the past. The root op
OCTOBER 22, 2014
JUSTCODING
What is the correct ICD-10-CM code for partial retinal artery occlusion of the right eye?
APRIL 9, 2014
JUSTCODING
What is the correct ICD-10-CM code for partial retinal artery occlusion of the right eye?
APRIL 23, 2014
JUSTCODING
What is the correct ICD-10-PCS code for excision of malignant melanoma from the skin of the right
FEBRUARY 11, 2015
JUSTCODING
First and foremost, it goes without saying that we all want to do the right thing, at
MAY 25, 2017
NURSING
A change CMS made Coding/OutpatientCodeEdit/OCEQtrRel
MAY 8, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
ICD-10 coding: What to expect On July 31, HHS issued a rule
OCTOBER 1, 2014
LONG-TERM CARE
AUGUST 29, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
OCTOBER 13, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
Become a pro at assigning, verifying, and auditing E/M codes. The
MARCH 24, 2015
PHYSICIAN PRACTICE
OCTOBER 9, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
SEPTEMBER 27, 2016
ACCREDITATION PARENT
JULY 8, 2014
CORPORATE COMPLIANCE
The Certified Coder Boot Camp®—Inpatient Version is an intensive coding educatio
NOVEMBER 19, 2014
JUSTCODING
After a five-year code freeze, the ICD-10 classification system will be back on a regular cycle f
MARCH 24, 2016
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
Q: We have started receiving an edit for our pain management procedures reported with C
MAY 22, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
AUGUST 7, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
The section of codes that expanded most in ICD-10-CM involves orthopedic injuries, especially fra
AUGUST 11, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
APRIL 17, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
Q: I have a question regarding a National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI) edit. I repo
MARCH 4, 2015
JUSTCODING
Q: I have been told to use the general surgery CPT® codes in the 20000 series for r
APRIL 30, 2014
JUSTCODING
MARCH 9, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
Q: We’re having a lot of discussions with physicians right now and need to get so
SEPTEMBER 10, 2014
JUSTCODING
For HIPAA covered entities (CE) that maintain poor policies and procedures related to HIPAA compl
FEBRUARY 8, 2019
LONG-TERM CARE
APRIL 28, 2016
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
Adding modifiers to CPT® codes can bypass NCCI edits for Medicare payments,
JULY 25, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
JULY 14, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
SEPTEMBER 5, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) procedures are not the only ones coders will report using the
JANUARY 12, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
CMS removed two add-on procedure codes from the inpatient-only list in the 2015 OPPS final
JANUARY 30, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
OCTOBER 31, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
An automated Recovery Auditor review of discharge status codes identified improper payment
MAY 6, 2015
JUSTCODING
Congratulations to Kimberely Kay Graham, CPC, CPC-H, coding specialist II at West Virigina
JULY 30, 2014
JUSTCODING
  A sample procedure in our coding-sample-polic
APRIL 23, 2014
JUSTCODING
  Spinal fusion is a procedure to join, or fuse, two or more vertebrae. The surgeo
AUGUST 27, 2014
JUSTCODING
Continue to code a pressure ulcer treated with a skin graft as a pressure ulcer that’s unst
DECEMBER 29, 2017
HOME HEALTH & HOSPICE
  The January 2014 update to the Coding/Nati
FEBRUARY 28, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
Selecting the right tools, assembling the right team, and deploying a precise strategy can produ
APRIL 10, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
Selecting the right tools, assembling the right team, and deploying a precise strategy can
APRIL 23, 2014
JUSTCODING
Selecting the right tools, assembling the right team, and deploying a precise strategy can produc
APRIL 28, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
  Selecting the right tools, assembling the right team, and deploying a precise st
APRIL 21, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
  To report an unspecified code or to query, that is the question. &nb
JANUARY 29, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
HCPro, a division of BLR, announced it has entered into a partnership with Coding Strategies, Inc
SEPTEMBER 11, 2015
by Megan Batty Assign a code for a patient’s body mass index (BMI) only wh
DECEMBER 5, 2018
HOME HEALTH & HOSPICE
SEPTEMBER 23, 2015
JUSTCODING
OCTOBER 5, 2018
LONG-TERM CARE
CMS has offered some clarity on what it considers to be a “family of codes” in ICD-10
AUGUST 6, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
A Recovery Auditor automated review of claims for cardiovascular nuclear medicine procedur
APRIL 29, 2015
JUSTCODING
SEPTEMBER 28, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
DECEMBER 15, 2015
PHYSICIAN PRACTICE
MARCH 21, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
Q: I am having trouble with ICD-10-PCS coding for a perineal laceration repair. Some so
OCTOBER 7, 2015
JUSTCODING
Become a pro at assigning, verifying, and auditing E/M codes The
SEPTEMBER 8, 2015
PHYSICIAN PRACTICE
AUGUST 25, 2015
PHYSICIAN PRACTICE
by Megan Batty Code the fact that a patient was diagnosed as morbidly obese with
FEBRUARY 5, 2019
HOME HEALTH & HOSPICE
The changes to fracture coding in ICD-10-CM have received plenty of attention since coders first
OCTOBER 6, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
Editor's note: With the increased specificity required for ICD-10-CM coding, coders nee
OCTOBER 29, 2014
JUSTCODING
JUNE 13, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
Coders prepared for 2017 with numerous changes to the Official Coding Guidelines for the ICD-
MARCH 21, 2017
PHYSICIAN PRACTICE
  Change is right around the corner, so attend the 2015 Medicare Compliance Forum
MAY 19, 2015
CORPORATE COMPLIANCE
MARCH 18, 2015
JUSTCODING
JULY 21, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
For 2015, CMS identified 219 HCPCS/CPT codes as good candidates for comprehensive APCs (C-
MARCH 27, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
SEPTEMBER 25, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
DECEMBER 19, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
CMS introduced several new HCPCS codes and added comprehensive APCs (C-APC), including one for ob
NOVEMBER 11, 2015
JUSTCODING
MARCH 5, 2014
JUSTCODING
The added specificity for reporting diagnoses with ICD-10-CM affects the majority of codes, bu
MAY 23, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
While many of the code changes in the 2014 CPT® Manual surgical sect
APRIL 11, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
Q: I read that CPT® code 20680 (removal of implant; deep, e.g., buried w
MAY 28, 2014
JUSTCODING
Use modifier -59 (distinct procedural service) only when appropriate to bypass medically u
JULY 24, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
ICD-10-PCS coding is different than anything inpatients coders have done in the past. The root op
AUGUST 12, 2015
JUSTCODING
SEPTEMBER 4, 2017
PHYSICIAN PRACTICE
FEBRUARY 13, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
Q: When I try to code ileostomy take down of the small bowel resection and end-to-end anastomos
MAY 12, 2016
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
AUGUST 28, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
DECEMBER 15, 2016
PHYSICIAN PRACTICE
OCTOBER 12, 2018
RESIDENCY
JULY 7, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
SEPTEMBER 1, 2016
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced December 8 that it fined an Alaska behavioral health
DECEMBER 22, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
JULY 24, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
NOVEMBER 11, 2014
CORPORATE COMPLIANCE
CMS identified no major problems and a minimal error rate due to invalid coding during its
MARCH 4, 2015
JUSTCODING
Using new combination codes for myelography with injection Q: A phys
MARCH 1, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
Editor’s note: “Coding corner” is a monthly column written by Joan L. Usher
DECEMBER 16, 2016
HOME HEALTH & HOSPICE
DECEMBER 1, 2017
HOME HEALTH & HOSPICE
In an effort to accommodate the latest advances in technology and make the code set easier
JULY 22, 2015
JUSTCODING
OCTOBER 28, 2015
JUSTCODING
  Procedures for handling cash funds
MARCH 11, 2016
LONG-TERM CARE
MAY 22, 2015
LONG-TERM CARE
Q: We're wondering about how to use CPT® code 73225 (magnetic resonance
AUGUST 20, 2014
JUSTCODING
DECEMBER 23, 2014
JUSTCODING
Editor's note: This is second part in a series covering changes to coding for cardiac c
JULY 8, 2015
JUSTCODING
Most coding professionals have heard modifier -59 (distinct procedural service) referred t
JULY 17, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
Right dose, right drug: WHO challenges hospitals to cut med errors in half
JUNE 1, 2017
QUALITY/PATIENT SAFETY
FEBRUARY 27, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
Q: Is it correct to append modifier -52 (reduced services) to a procedure code when the
FEBRUARY 4, 2015
JUSTCODING
JANUARY 1, 2016
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
CMS proposed a new HCPCS modifier be appended to every code for a service furnished in a h
FEBRUARY 4, 2015
JUSTCODING
Codes for fractures of the wrist and hand are located in the S62.- series in ICD-10-CM. Th
MARCH 14, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
The number of codes in ICD-10-CM can be overwhelming. ICD-9-CM contains just 32 total code
APRIL 4, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
Organizations often struggle to finalize charts after discharge so they can be coded in a timely
FEBRUARY 23, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
The changes to fracture coding in ICD-10-CM have received plenty of attention since coders first
OCTOBER 22, 2014
JUSTCODING
JANUARY 12, 2017
PHYSICIAN PRACTICE
Two new codes were added to the Multianalyte Assays with Algorithmic Analysis (MAAA) secti
APRIL 4, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
APRIL 21, 2015
CASE MANAGEMENT
MARCH 24, 2015
CASE MANAGEMENT
MARCH 31, 2015
CASE MANAGEMENT
MAY 5, 2015
CASE MANAGEMENT
SEPTEMBER 18, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
JANUARY 11, 2016
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
JULY 6, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
  Appeals and appeal rights; what you need to know
NOVEMBER 11, 2016
LONG-TERM CARE
  Electronic health records: Are they the right move for your facility?
JANUARY 13, 2017
LONG-TERM CARE
To accurately interpret and code physician documentation, the HIM department should employ
JUNE 4, 2014
JUSTCODING
JUNE 16, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
MAY 22, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
Q: Do you have any tips for coding fractures in ICD-10-CM? We’re a little worried
AUGUST 26, 2015
JUSTCODING
Coding tells a patient's story, based on the narrative the physician provides in his or her docum
FEBRUARY 23, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
MARCH 27, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
SEPTEMBER 24, 2014
JUSTCODING
This member only article appears in the Rights-a
JANUARY 25, 2018
NURSING
Procedures are detailed descriptions of the tasks required to implement and maintain agency polic
OCTOBER 17, 2017
HOME HEALTH & HOSPICE
Q: I have been told by our billers that infusion codes reported in the ED along with an
SEPTEMBER 16, 2015
JUSTCODING
Copyright statement
SEPTEMBER 4, 2008
  Reporting laboratory tests with 2015's new CPT codes Q:
JUNE 1, 2015
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
DECEMBER 22, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
MAY 5, 2014
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
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