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Category Archives: Medical Coding News

ICD-10 Coding for 6 Common Respiratory Problems

Diagnosing respiratory conditions can be complex. When it comes to reporting diagnoses, physicians can always rely on experienced medical coding companies. With extensive knowledge of the anatomy of the respiratory system, related coding guidelines, and the latest codes and guidelines, skilled medical coding service providers are well-equipped to handle ICD-10 coding for respiratory diseases. The […]

How to Use CPT Codes for Angiography Procedure

A coronary angiogram or angiography is a common procedure that uses X-ray imaging to see your heart’s blood vessels such as an artery or vein. This test is performed to see if there is any restriction or abnormality in blood flow going to the heart. Typically, most angiographic procedures are performed in extremities or peripheral […]

How to Identify and Apply ICD-10 Combination Codes

With 363 new codes, 142 deletions, and 226 code revisions made to the ICD-10 code set this FY, diagnostic coding has become even more challenging. As medical coding service providers know, knowing how to use combination codes is a key aspect in reducing the complexity of ICD-10 coding. Importantly, reporting them correctly is necessary to avoid […]

Emergency Department Coding and Documentation – Existing Guidelines and Changes in 2018

Emergency medicine has changed rapidly and significantly over the years. Today, the emergency departments (EDs) are diagnosis and treatment hubs for emergency as well as non-critical patients. As the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) notes, much of the evaluation and investigation which was previously performed as an inpatient is now being done routinely in EDs. […]

New CPT Codes for Psychiatric Collaborative Care Management Services (PCCM) in 2018

Starting January 2017, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) approved payment for services provided to patients with behavioral health disorders who are participating in psychiatric collaborative care programs or are receiving behavioral health integration services. Medical coding companies utilized the three CMS approved HCPCS codes – G0502, G0503 and G0504 – for billing […]