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Pulmonology Coding Alert

Coding 101:
Monitoring Cystic Fibrosis? Check This Primer
Hint: Mind the NCCI edits. If you're monitoring patients with cystic fibrosis, chances ar... Read more
2019 Payment:
CMS Won't Institute Big E/M Changes This Year
But don't wait two years to review what could be coming your way. Pulmonology practices h... Read more
Looking Ahead:
Here's What to Expect in 2021
Although CMS won't be instituting big changes to E/M coding and documentation when the cal... Read more
ICD-10:
Differentiate Alkalosis, Acidosis to Find Correct Dx Code
Don't mix up these two conditions. Maintaining an optimal level of carbon dioxide in the ... Read more
Reader Question:
Will 94762 Qualify for Overnight Desat Payment?
Question:  How should I code for an overnight desaturation oximetry for a Medicare pa... Read more
Reader Question:
Does Extended HPI Guarantee High-Level E/M?
Question: Thank you for your article last month about coding history of present illness (H... Read more
Reader Question:
Know the Rules When Communication Problems Exist
Question: A new patient who is unable to communicate clearly and to explain her medical pr... Read more
You Be the Coder:
Does CPT® Include A PFT Code?
Question: We performed pulmonary function tests (PFTs) on an outpatient basis at the hospi... Read more