CWTC [Episode 129] NPP Documentation in IRF, Diagnostic Cardiology and Using a Scribe

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Welcome to Coffee with the Coder®, our conversation with Paula Digby and her team to address issues, observations and questions for Health Information Management professionals, physicians, auditors, payors and students. You are invited to listen in for twenty minutes or so every other Monday and to submit your favorite questions or comments for Coffee with […]

Getting Beneath the Surface Part 1: Coding For Lesions and Lacerations in CPT

AMA Announces new COVID-19 vaccine CPT® codes

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The American Medical Association (AMA) today announced that the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code set is being updated by the CPT Editorial Panel to include immunization and administration codes that are unique to the COVID-19 vaccine under development by AstraZeneca and University of Oxford. The new CPT codes will be effective for use on the […]

Webinar “Reporting Evaluation and Management Services in 2021” begins Thursday, December 10, 2020 at Noon Eastern

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The Oxford Learners Dictionary defines a quantum leap as “a sudden, great and important change, improvement or development” and that describes exactly what is happening to the E&M code set in 2021 it is undergoing a huge, important transformative change meant to help make E/M office visit coding and documentation both simpler and more flexible. […]

Webinar “Winning with Chemotherapy” begins Thursday, November 12, 2020 at Noon Eastern

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Coding for Chemotherapy and Oncology Services has long been a challenging area for many coders nationwide. This seemingly universal struggle is due a variety of issues including the vast instructional notes related to the codes, the hierarchy rules – which can be hard to get a clear grasp on, and of course payer-specific policies. When […]

Reporting EGD's in CPT: How to Perform a Thorough Investigation

Webinar “Mastering the Art of Modifier Use” begins Thursday, June 11, 2020 at Noon Eastern

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Mastering the use of modifiers is an important skill all coders should have in their toolkit. Modifiers are a critical component of coding. Using modifiers correctly can reduce the risk of lost revenue and improve audit compliance. Using modifiers incorrectly can result in lost revenue and increased claims scrutiny. In general, all coders likely already […]

Reporting for COVID-19

A Coding Conundrum: How to Report Injections and Infusions in CPT