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CPT Coding for Dermatology

Dermatology Coding Challenges

According to ‘Coding 2017 and beyond’, an article published in the Dermatology Times, dermatologists should be prepared for increased audits by Medicare’s CERT (Comprehensive Error Rate Testing) program, OIG, ZPIC and the RAC of their dermatology billing. In order to avoid these increased audits, dermatologists will need to submit detailed documentation which has to include histopathology with Mohs operative notes.

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Dermatology Coding Tips

Medical Coding

With the prevalence of electronic health records (EHR), adequate and proper documentation and coding has become an important aspect of modern medicine. Although documentation in the form of electronic records carry benefits such as ease of inter-physician communication and legibility (for some reason a doctor’s handwriting is always tough to decipher) it can also pose coding risks.

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Cardiology Coding and Billing

The human body is both an intricate and complex system – where each part and organ works in co-relation with the other. Medical coding and billing, though not as intricate and complex as the human body, still requires each component to work in co-relation with the other. Although coding and billing for any service/process can be tedious,

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Don’t Make These Common Medical Coding Mistakes

The hours and days spent on treating your patient all comes to naught if you are not paid for the services rendered. The satisfaction of having cured and/or saved a patient has no parallel; but, it is money that makes your practice sustain and allows you to continue curing and saving people. Sadly, not getting your dues is not an exception – data shows that in 2016-17,

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Billing for E & M Codes

Medical billing and coding is an important part of the healthcare business. It is not enough to just accurately diagnose and treat an illness; you also need to accurately document, code and bill for the services provided. Non-familiarity with the rules and codes leads to under billing for the services provided. While it is possible that you may be underpaid for the services;

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CPT Codes for Telemedicine

Most people think ‘new technology’ when they hear the term ‘telemedicine’. However, in reality, telemedicine was developed about 5 decades ago – in order to diagnose and treat patients living in remote areas. The difference between telemedicine then and today is the advancement of technology – from landline telephones in the early days to video communications today.

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ICD 10 Codes for Acne

Although acne is one of the most common skin conditions amongst teenagers, it can affect people of all ages. A chronic, inflammatory condition of the skin, acne causes pimples and spots, with upper arms, neck, chest, back, shoulders and face the most commonly affected areas. Commonly occurring during puberty; it affects nearly 85% of people between 12 and 24 years of age in the US.

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Does ICD-10 Coding for Migrane Give You a Headache?

Migraine

A common neurological disorder, migraine ends up giving the patient a terrible headache. Migraines can be triggered due to various reasons including hormonal changes in women, stress, skipped meals, loud noises, lack of sleep, bright lights, withdrawal from caffeine and cigarettes, amongst others. Headaches of this type can and usually are accompanied by feelings of nausea,

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