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Podiatry Coding & Billing Alert

CPT®:
5 Handy Tips Solidify Your Casting and Strapping Claims
Make sure you know when to report casting and strapping codes versus fracture/dislocation... Read more
ICD-10:
Don’t Strike Out When Reporting Common Foot Dx for Athletes
Code M72.2 not blanket code that covers any condition associated with the plantar fascia. ... Read more
CPT®:
Don’t Forget to Check the Errata List from AMA
Get ready to mark your coding manual with changes. Although the 2020 CPT® updates just... Read more
You Be the Coder:
Differentiate Between 64455 and 64632 With Ease
Question: The patient, a professional soccer player, has been experiencing tingling and bu... Read more
Reader Question:
Always Check for Included Conditions With ICD-10 Codes
Question: My podiatrist documented a diagnosis of congenital poikiloderma. I am not sure w... Read more
Reader Question:
Know 5 Levels of Medicare Appeals Process
Question: I submitted a claim to my Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) for a part B ... Read more
Reader Question:
Report These Codes for Stage 1 Pressure Ulcer Debridement
Question: My podiatrist performed debridement of a stage 1 pressure ulcer in the patient's... Read more
CPT®:
Master Simple and Complicated Abscess I&D for Clean Claims
Remember: To report 10060, the abscess must be simple or single. When your podiatrist per... Read more
E/M 2021:
Prep Now for Upcoming 2021 E/M Office Code Revisions
CPT® 2021 will delete 99201. Starting on Jan. 1, 2021, you will see major changes to the... Read more
Quiz:
FAQs Boost Your Plantar Fasciitis Coding to the Next Level
Code M72.2 is not a blanket code that covers any condition associated with the plantar fas... Read more
You Be the Coder:
Understand Tarsal Bone Anatomy to Choose Appropriate Code
Question: Which CPT® code would I use if the podiatrist performed a navicular bone repair... Read more
Reader Question:
Explore New 2020 Dry Needling Codes
Question: Can you tell me more about the new dry needling codes for CPT® 2020? Florida S... Read more
Reader Question:
Tackle Sesamoid Fracture Scenario
Question: The podiatrist performed closed treatment of a sesamoid bone fracture in the pat... Read more
Reader Question:
Discover Correct Code for Single Nail Plate Avulsion
Question: The podiatrist removed part of a single nail plate using simple avulsion techniq... Read more
Reader Question:
Master This Secondary Achilles Tendon Repair
Question: The podiatrist performed a repair of the patient's Achilles tendon for the secon... Read more
CERT:
CERT 2019 Report Discovers 13.6 Percent Improper Payment Rate for Podiatry
Pay close attention to your documentation.   As you are busy submitting multipl... Read more
Case Study:
Take 3 Steps to Solve This Compression Fracture Puzzle
Remember: Don't forget to report the x-ray code on your claim. You will most likely have ... Read more
Modifiers:
Handy Tips Solidify Your Modifier 78 Skills
Coders can expect reduced payment for any modifier 78 claims. Sometimes your podiatrist m... Read more
Reader Question:
Check Documentation Carefully for Part of Foot Amputated
Question: I'm new to podiatry coding, and I'm trying to understand the difference between ... Read more
Reader Question:
Special Symbol Identifies Add-On Codes
Question: I noticed that some evaluation and management (E/M) codes have a plus symbol (+)... Read more
Reader Question:
Differentiate Between Displaced and Non-Displaced Fractures
Question: What's the difference in a displaced and a non-displaced fracture? Alabama Subs... Read more
Reader Question:
Know How HIPAA Factors Into Disaster Plan
Question: We were going over our disaster preparedness plan in the office, and a few quest... Read more
Reader Question:
Pick Correct Ostectomy Choice
Question: The podiatrist removed the bone of the second metatarsal head because the head h... Read more
You Be the Coder:
Puzzle Out This Ankle Fracture Scenario
Question: A new patient came into the office after rolling his left ankle by stepping... Read more
HCPCS Level II 2020:
2020 HCPCS Level II Code Set Introduces Shiny New Knee Ankle Foot Device Code
Hint: Don't miss the risk-adjusted functional status change residual score deletion in 202... Read more
Case Study:
Solve This Bunionectomy Scenario to Perfect Your ICD-10 and CPT® Reporting Smarts
Use the scenario details to arrive at an answer. The odds are high that you will code cla... Read more
Tips:
Follow Handy Tips to Solve Your Medicare Signature Problems
Hint: You must heed certain guidelines for electronic signatures. Understanding Medicare'... Read more
Reader Question:
Observe Certifying Physician’s Role
Question: When it comes to diabetic shoe claims, can the certifying physician be any kind ... Read more
Reader Question:
Master External Cause Codes
Question: I'm new to coding, and I was looking through the external cause codes in the ICD... Read more
Reader Question:
Rely On This Code For Calcaneal Spur Excision
Question: My podiatrist excised a calcaneal spur, with plantar fascial release. Which CPT... Read more
Reader Question:
Sharpen Ankle Fracture Coding Skills
Question: A new patient came into the podiatrist's office with a badly injured right ankle... Read more
Reader Question:
Podiatrist Performs Osteotomy of Second Metatarsal? Do This
Question: The podiatrist performed an osteotomy of the second metatarsal. He needed to len... Read more
You Be the Coder:
Clear Up Foot FBR Dilemma
Question: My podiatrist's notes indicate that a new patient with an injured foot had a for... Read more