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Cardiology Coding Alert

CMS:
CERT Report says 10.9 Percent of Cardiology Visits Were Paid Improperly
Here are the claims that could be costing your practice well deserved reimbursement. You... Read more
ICD-10:
Hone Your Septic Embolism Skills With This Quick Primer
Hint: To report septic arterial embolisms, look to ICD-10 code I76. When reporting septic... Read more
FAQs:
Solve the PFSH Puzzle With These FAQs
Hint: Make sure you know the difference between pertinent and complete PFSH. When it come... Read more
You Be the Coder:
Delve into 75630 for Clarity
Question: I am new to cardiology coding and don't fully understand code 75630. Can you ple... Read more
Reader Question:
Review Rules for New Code 93264
Question: Can you explain the CPT® guidelines for new code 93264? North Dakota Subscribe... Read more
Reader Question:
Take a Look at This Rule for CMS Overpayments
Question: If our practice has received overpayments from CMS, what are the rules for retur... Read more
Reader Question:
Rely on I47.1 for Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia Dx
Question: The cardiologist documented paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia. How should ... Read more
CPT® 2019:
New CPT® Guidelines Highlight Pacemakers, Implantable Defibrillators
Never report 33275 in conjunction with code 33274. If you report pacemakers and implantab... Read more
Case study:
Billing for ICDs? Brush up on These 6 Covered Patient Indications
Hint: For all patient indications, the patient must be clinically stable. Your cardiologi... Read more
Coding Quiz:
Test Your MI Coding Skills With These FAQs
Turn to I25.2 for old or healed MIs. Reporting myocardial infarctions (MI) in your cardio... Read more
You Be the Coder:
Dive into Rules for New Code 33289
Question:  I'm not sure that I fully understand the rules regarding code 33289. Can y... Read more
Reader Question:
Report LT Services With Confidence
Question: Are we allowed to report a nonphysician practitioner's (NPP) services with a loc... Read more
Reader Question:
Missed a Deadline? Read This
Question: We have a few claims under medical review, and when we went to send the backup d... Read more
CCI 25.0 Update:
Pay Attention to New Cardiac Rhythm Monitor, Transcatheter CCI Edits to Submit Clean Claims
Remember: Modifier indicator of “0” means you cannot break an edit under any circumsta... Read more
Modifiers:
Helpful FAQs Help Guide Your CPT® Modifier Usage
Hint: Check Append E to see which procedures are exempt from modifier 51. Knowing when to... Read more
ICD-10:
Have to Report Numerous External Cause Codes? Read This First
The cause/intent most responsible for the primary diagnosis should take priority. If you'... Read more
Reader Question:
Know Whether Cardiologist Utilized CPB to Choose Correct Code
Question: The cardiologist repaired the patient's cardiac wound with cardiopulmonary bypas... Read more
Reader Question:
Get the Low-Down on ABN Modifiers
Question: I'm new to coding, and I recently learned about advance beneficiary notices (ABN... Read more
Reader Question:
Reporting for More Than One Physician? Read This
Question: I am not sure how to code this critical care scenario. Physician A spent 30 minu... Read more
You Be the Coder:
Delve into New Codes 33285 and 33286
Question: I am new to cardiology coding and don't fully understand the new coding guidelin... Read more