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Podiatry Coding & Billing Alert

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
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
Follow Handy Tips to Solve Your Medicare Signature Problems
Hint: You must heed certain guidelines for electronic signatures. Understanding Medicare'... 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
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:
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
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