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24 10, 2016

Wound Care Coding Series: Skin Substitutes

Q: “There is really not many resources out there for coders in Wound care and it is a very busy department with lots of hurdles to go through with payment of these services. We have Skin substitutes, HBO treatment, Debridement. Even just coding the Diabetic Ulcers themselves, with ICD-10 codes

21 10, 2016

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair Coding

Q: “Can you cover abdominal aortic aneurysm repair coding?” A: Absolutely. When we talk about abdominal aortic aneurysms and the repairs, we’re talking about CPT codes and we need to start out by talking about what is an abdominal aortic aneurysm? The aorta runs the entire length of the thoracic

19 10, 2016

Slideshare: September 2016 Q&A Medical Coding Webinar

The September 2016 Q&A Free Medical Coding Webinar from Certification Coaching Org (CCO), presented a variety of topics of interest to medical coders and billers. The topics presented included: Reporting Unethical Practices Developing a Compliance Manual Wound Care Centers: Diabetic Ulcers & Wagner Grade System Practicode: External Cause Code Errors,

17 10, 2016

Transitional Care Management (TCM) Services – MDM Leveling

Q: “I would like for you to go over TCM leveling for the physician’s office. My understanding is that it is based on the medical decision making only, but I would like to learn more about it. Could you possibly discuss this in the next monthly Q&A webinar?” A: Tonight

14 10, 2016

How to Level PFSH in EM Coding | EM Coding Tips

Q: PFSH Leveling in EM Coding - “Can you go over how to level PFSH in EM coding? On your form you show 1-2 is pertinent and 3 is complete but if it is an established patient 2-3 is considered complete.” A: I know, very confusing. I’m going to admit