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Gastroenterology Coding Alert

Endoscopy Coding:
Could Your Separate-Day Endoscopies Put You at Risk of Audit?
Examine the outcomes from this comparative billing report for the scoop. Gastroenterologi... Read more
E/M Coding:
Examine These GI Practice Errors to Stay off CMS’ Hit List
Gastroenterologists billed $116 million in improper payments last year, report says. If y... Read more
HIPAA:
Is Your Practice Protected Against Security Breaches?
Ensure you're taking “reasonable and appropriate” measures to avoid accusations. From... Read more
You Be the Coder:
Payer Rules Dictate Fecal Bacteriotherapy Codes
Question: Our gastroenterologist used fecal bacteriotherapy as a treatment for a clostridi... Read more
Reader Question:
Look to Dilator Type When Selecting Dilation Code
Question: Which CPT® code applies in this situation: “Scope passed up to middle es... Read more
Reader Question:
Count “No Charge” Visits Toward 3-Year New Patient Status
Question: Our gastroenterologist saw a patient during a quick assessment last year at no c... Read more
Reader Question:
Take Steps Before Seeing SNF Patients
Question: We saw a patient last month to treat her for colitis and we didn't realize she w... Read more
Reader Question:
No Need to Use Separate Diagnosis Codes for Modifier 25
Question: We know that most insurers say separate diagnoses are not required to use modifi... Read more
Medical Practice Tips:
10 Tips Help Every GI Practice Work More Efficiently This Year
Make a formal error-checking process to keep your practice moving smoothly. You know each... Read more
GI Nurse Visit Coding:
Get Down to the Details for Nurse Visits
Tip: Yes, you do need thorough documentation when reporting 99211. Your nurses provide vi... Read more
Telehealth:
MAC Reps Shed Light on Appropriate Telehealth Reporting
Tip: In most cases, you can't bill these services from patients' homes. If you're hoping ... Read more
You Be the Coder:
Are E/M Changes on the Horizon?
Question: We have heard conflicting reports about whether big changes are coming to E/M pa... Read more
Reader Question:
How Would You Code This Upper Endoscopy?
Question: We performed an upper endoscopy of the stomach, esophagus, and duodenum with bio... Read more
Reader Question:
Know How to Use Modifier 62
Question: Recently, our gastroenterologist performed an esopha­gogastroduodenoscopy ... Read more