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Orthopedic Coding Alert

Injection Coding:
Use This Primer to Back Up Epidural Coding Smarts
Shots for back issues are broken into different groups. At times, patients with spinal co... Read more
Case Study Corner:
Study Scenarios to Sharpen Disc Decompression, Discography Coding
Tip: Decompressions can include 2 codes. In past issues of Orthopedic Coding Alert, we've... Read more
News You Can Use:
Incident-to Be or not to Be?
MedPAC looking into new NP/PA policy. Many orthopedic practices have used "incident-to" b... Read more
You Be the Coder:
Go Deep for Knee Arthrotomy Details
Question: Encounter notes indicate that the orthopedist performed a knee arthrotomy. How s... Read more
Reader Question:
Check for Dx Secondary to Acute Osteomyelitis
Question: An established patient suffering from acute osteomyelitis in his right shoulder ... Read more
Reader Question:
Remember Modifiers for Multiple Phalangeal Base Resections
Question: After a level-three evaluation and management (E/M) service for an established p... Read more
Reader Question:
Remember Add-ons Aren’t Primary Codes
Question: What does the plus symbol in front of some evaluation and management (E/M) ... Read more