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Developing Coding Policies for Compliance
January 31st, 2018 - Marge McQuade, CMSCS, CHCI, CPOM
Every physician practice depends upon correct coding and billing for their financial success. Coding drives reimbursement. All of the resources available for coding information and guidance are meaningless without the practice manager translating it into provider-specific coding policies and compliance plan. As a practice manager, you need to develop a ...
E/M service prior to a screening colonoscopy
December 29th, 2015 - Codapedia Editor
CMS does not pay for an Evaluation and Management service prior to a screening colonoscopy. If a patient calls or is sent from another physician to schedule a screening colonoscopy, do not bill any type of E/M service prior to the procedure. Some commercial carriers also follow this policy. If...
Coding for Screening Colonoscopies
October 15th, 2015 - Codapedia Editor
How to code for screening colonoscopies, what modifiers are needed and what diagnosis codes to assign can be challenging for surgeons. An area of particular confusion is screening colonoscopies converted to a diagnostic or therapeutic colonoscopy. To complicate the issue, Medicare uses different...

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