Month: August 2015

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Bilateral Diagnoses

I understand there are more diagnosis codes for bilateral procedures in ICD-10-CM. This makes sense and I get it. But I noticed that there are some diagnosis codes that don’t have a “bilateral” option. What should we do?

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Different Specialties, Same Tax ID

Can you help clarify the new patient rules related to multiple specialties in the same group practice? If we have different specialties (e.g., Pain Management, Podiatry, Rheumatology, Orthopaedics) can we charge a New Visit code when the patient is seen for the first time by a physician in a different specialty in the practice?

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