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Pain Management Coding Alert

2019 Fee Schedule:
CMS Taking Steps to Reduce Provider Paperwork Burden
‘Patients over Paperwork' gets serious in 2019. In 2017, CMS started its “Patients ov... Read more
ICD-10 Coding:
Notes Are Key to Limb Pain Dx That Won’t Leave You Hanging
Denials likely to head your way without detailed Dx. If a patient has pain in any limb ... Read more
E/M Coding:
Stay Sharp on PFSH to Master E/M History
PFSH rules dictate what constitutes each history element. Correctly documenting a patient... Read more
Reader Question:
Stay Abreast of New Codes
Question: After a level-three evaluation and management (E/M) service for a new patient, t... Read more
Reader Question:
Check for Laminectomy Before Making Catheter Code Choice
Question: How should I report a catheter implantation for long-term medication administrat... Read more
Reader Question:
Get Enough Consult Info to Discern Office From Inpatient
Question: What is the difference between an office consultation and an inpatient consultat... Read more
Reader Question:
Fatten Bottom Line With Streamlined Appeals Process
Question: We were a solo practice for about 15 years, and the founding physician's wife wa... Read more
Reader Question:
Count Body Parts on Muscle Testing
Question:  The PM specialist performs manual muscle testing on three muscles in a pat... Read more
You Be the Coder:
Try Coding This E/M + X-ray Scenario
Question: An established patient reports to the PM specialist complaining of severe rib pa... Read more