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Podiatry Coding & Billing Alert

Error Rate:
Dubious Nail Debridement Claims Put Other Podiatry Services Under Scanner

First quarter results highlight the need for more comprehensive documentation. Recent findings indicate that coding of nail debridement is casting long shadows on podiatric billing. “Nail debridement is the single largest paid [podiatric] service,” said Palmetto GBA’s Cyndi Wellborn, RN, during a June 22 webinar and CBR on Nail Debridement and E/M Services. Yet in the report, Palmetto GBA shows [...]