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During the “Insiders” portion of Episode 141, Paula Digby explains why Z28.310 (unvaccinated for COVID-19) may be giving your provider trouble. This code became effective 4/1/22 yet some providers find it blocks payment for the claim. In Episode 141 our buddy, Anonymous, asks whether those patient questionnaires count as tests when selecting the level of E&M medical decision making. Thanks, Anonymous! We love getting into the depth of questions such as yours. Today’s final question is also from Anonymous: Is there a limit to how long locum can be billed? Congratulations to Tanja for winning today’s “mugging”! Coffee with the Coder(R) loves your questions.  To watch episode 141, click this lovely mugshot from Eva. (Just so you know, the captions are not yet validated.)

Connect for Episode 142 on May 23rd, beginning at 10:10 am Eastern (7:10 am Pacific). “Insiders” begins at 10 am Eastern. You’ll find us on Free Conference Call HD,  Linked In, YouTube, and on Facebook.

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