How do you report screening for scoliosis when the patient is sent by the school nurse or the pediatrician but, after the examination, there is no scoliosis identified?
Month: March 2016
It was recently brought to my attention that there is a code for spondylolisthesis reduction (22325, Open treatment and/or reduction of vertebral fracture(s) and/or dislocation(s), posterior approach, 1 fractured vertebra or dislocated segment; lumbar). I do many procedures in which I reduce spondylolisthesis. In fact, I did two yesterday. Can I use 22325 in addition to 63047 on these procedures?
Can a surgeon always be paid for an initial evaluation before a major surgery, or is that included as part of the global package?
I discharged a patient from an acute care hospital today and admitted them to inpatient rehab on the same date. Can I report the initial hospital care code for the admission to acute care?
We frequently visit practices that have spent the equivalent of a Mercedes convertible on a practice management system (PMS).
There is a common perception among aesthetic surgeons that the primary reason a patient doesn’t schedule surgery is because of the fee. You aren’t “cheap” enough. You won’t discount or haggle. Someone across town charges less so they probably scheduled with him/her.
Does use of a tissue adhesive “count” as a layer for the laceration repair codes?
If a percutaneous thrombectomy is performed in more than one vein, can each one be reported separately?
We have added physical therapy to our office practice and have hired two physical therapists. When the physician sees the patient to evaluate whether PT would be beneficial can he/she report 97001 for the physical therapy evaluation?
When I bill an E/M code such as, a new patient or established patient visit, do I need to append modifier 25 when I also bill for an audiogram?