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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
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
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