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Internal Medicine Coding Alert

Procedure Coding:
Make These Codes Count for School, Sports, Work Physicals
Maintain your coding fitness with preventive E/M codes. If your practice is like most int... Read more
Billing:
Use These Reciprocity Rules When Your Physician Is Away
Know the dos and don'ts of reciprocal billing. Every practice has its procedures for prov... Read more
ICD-10 Coding:
Take These Steps, Get Relief from Pressure Ulcer Coding
Sequencing, site, laterality, severity key to L89 specificity. As a coder, you've probabl... Read more
Reader Question:
Decide Dependence, Use, or Abuse Before Reaching for Remission Codes
Question: Our provider documented in the record that she met with a patient who had a hist... Read more
Reader Question:
Update Your Understanding of Mammogram Code Reimbursements
Question: Our provider ordered a diagnostic, bilateral mammogram with tomosynthesis for a ... Read more
Reader Question:
Code for Cause in This Hand Pain Encounter
Question: Our provider documented that a patient was suffering from pain, swelling, tender... Read more
You Be the Coder:
Know Payer Preference in This Bundling Scenario
Question: An established patient came to our provider with a deep 10 cm cut on his right a... Read more
ICD-10 Coding:
Take These Simple Suggestions, Master Diabetes Documentation
 Narrow down 250 code choices with these 5 hints. Even experienced coders can become... Read more
Mythbusters:
Bust These Myths, Extend Your Prolonged E/M Coding Knowledge
Take this expert advice to buy extra time the right way. We all want to be given credit w... Read more
Case Study Corner:
Know Categories for Correct Connective Tissue Code Choice
These 3 scenarios will also help sharpen your ICD-10 index skills. It happens to us all. ... Read more
Reader Question:
Understand Guideline Conflicts in This Absent Patient Scenario
Question: We have a mom that came in for a consult about her 5-year-old son, but he was no... Read more
Reader Question:
Code Notes Differently in These Different COPD Encounters
Question: A couple of months ago, our provider saw a patient and provided a diagnosis of a... Read more
Reader Question:
Know Age Guidelines, Restrict Use of This Code
Question: A 57-year-old patient came in for a flu shot, but when we billed 90662 we got de... Read more
You Be the Coder:
Keep Exact Time with These E/M Pointers
Question: As a new coder, I am still a little confused by the times listed in the descript... Read more
E/M Coding:
Review These Questions, Receive ROS Answers
Use this FAQ to enhance your E/M understanding. Reporting your provider's review of a pat... Read more
Procedure Coding:
Take These Four Hints to Master Skin Procedure Coding
You don't have to dig too deep to understand biopsies, removals and excisions. On the sur... Read more
Clip & Save:
Locate, Use Common GI Codes Easily With This Tool
And refine your coding accuracy with some expert advice. Patients reporting with gastroin... Read more
Reader Question:
Reduce Stress, Use This Supervision Code in This Cardio Test Scenario
Question: Our physician has been sending patients to a local hospital for stress echo test... Read more
You Be the Coder:
Report this Code for Therapeutic Stimulant Use? Think Again
Question: I have two questions about documenting periodic therapeutic drug screens, which ... Read more
News You Can Use:
Get Ready for Telehealth Additions, Code and Revenue Changes
Ring in the New Year with the final 2018 PFS. Telehealth, preventive health, and drug del... Read more
Coding Quiz:
Take This Quiz to Refresh Your HIV/AIDS Coding Skills
Stages, sequencing are key. There's reason to be optimistic about the current state of hu... Read more
ICD-10-CM Coding:
Specify Status, Site, for UTI Coding Success
These three hints will help you simplify urinary tract infection coding. Browse through t... Read more
Coding Quiz Answers:
Here Are the Answers to Our HIV Coding Quiz
Compare yours to those of our experts. Answer 1:The answer to this question depends on th... Read more
Reader Question:
Educate Yourself About Education Codes
Question: To meet the needs of a number of our patients with diabetes, our provider decide... Read more
You Be the Coder:
Decide Method, Simple or Complex, to Solve This I&D Dilemma
Question: One of our diabetic patients recently competed in a marathon. Several days later... Read more