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28 11, 2016

Reporting Unethical Practices – Medical Coding and Billing

Reporting Unethical Practices | Medical Coding and Billing Tips Q:  “Could you cover reporting ethical concerns in a future webinar? Attempting to notify the facility of unethical practices could lead to termination and adverse effects on future employment. Should coders keep quiet for

26 11, 2016

November 2016 CCO Graduates on QandA Webinar

“Dreams never hurt anybody if you keep working right behind the dreams to make as much of them become real as you can.” — Frank W. Woolworth Caps off to our new CCO 2016 CPC Exam Passers. Exams may not be the ultimate test of life but they are definitely the ultimate test of

26 10, 2016

Cardiac Catheterization Coding for Congenital Defects

Q: “In reference to the CPC Blitz Medicine Video covering Cardiac Caths for congenital defects, I understand they are coded in 3 pars – cath, injection and imaging. However in the video, and in the guidelines, I am confused as how to code for the imaging. Is it 93567 -

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