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Pediatric Coding Alert

News You Can Use:
Note These Extensive NCCI Edits for Online Digital E/Ms
Make sure you bill email communications correctly this year. Late last year, the Centers ... Read more
Mythbusters:
Bust These 4 Myths, Preclude Preventive Service Claim Errors
Knowing what is, what is not, included is key. Preventive services are the lifeblood of a... Read more
Condition Spotlight:
Weigh the Answers to These Frequently Asked Pediatric BMI Questions
And take heed of these 3 notes of caution. Coding for a pediatric patient's body mass ind... Read more
You Be the Coder:
Don’t Prolong This Neonatal Intensive Care Service
Question: If we bill 99468 for neonatal intensive care, can we also bill a prolonged servi... Read more
Reader Question:
Examine This Encounter, Claim This Code
Question: Our pediatrician just saw a 4-year-old patient for a new patient well-child chec... Read more
Reader Question:
Know When, When Not, to Report Professional Service Component
Question: I'm hoping you can provide clarification on the appropriate date of service (DOS... Read more
Reader Question:
Choose This Code for Higher Level of Neonate Care
Question: Our pediatrician was making rounds at the local hospital and transferred a newbo... Read more
E/M Coding:
Get Ready for the Upcoming E/M Changes With These 5 Tips
Hint: Now's the time to prepare for 2021. You know that, on Jan. 1, 2021, evaluation and ... Read more
Care Management:
Add These Changes to Your 2020 Care Management Coding Cognition
Build your CCM, TCM knowledge and increase your bottom line. In last month's Pediatric Co... Read more
Case Study Corner:
Evaluate Levels in This OM Case Study
See if you agree with our experts' decisions. You have probably coded more evaluation and... Read more
Reader Question:
Use Normal Newborn, Procedure Codes in This Home Birth Scenario
Question: Our pediatrician performed a normal newborn well-child service on a child w... Read more
Reader Question:
Test Your Knowledge of CPT® Time Guidelines With This Code
Question: We want to use 96112 for ASQ-3 questionnaires, but we're not sure what the code'... Read more
Reader Question:
Get Sore Throat Relief With This Dx
Question: We recently ran a rapid strep test on a young patient who came in complaining of... Read more
You Be the Coder:
Take This Counsel When Billing for Wellness Visits
Question: My pediatrician has just seen an infant for a wellness visit. The infant was bor... Read more