Month: August 2018

7 of My Favorite Interview Questions
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7 of My Favorite Interview Questions

August 29, 2018 Good interview questions focus on previous experience and job tasks. Great interview questions go deeper by zeroing in on the characteristics vital to success: curiosity, problem-solving ability, tenacity, and a willingness to learn and grow. Here are a few of my favorites. 1. What do you know about us? With this simple question you...

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Dialysis Circuit Imaging – Part 1

August 23, 2018 Question: What’s included in dialysis circuit imaging? Answer: Dialysis circuit imaging, (36901), begins at the arterial anastomosis (the short segment of the artery that is directly attached to the venous portion of the fistula or graft.) and extends to and includes the right atrium. *This response is based on the best information...

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27095 vs 20610

August 23, 2018 Question: I read with interest your recent Coding Coach on anesthesia related services and CPT codes 27093 and 27095.  If our surgeon performs a hip injection using fluoroscopy should we be reporting 27093 instead of 20610 and 77002-26? We perform these in the ASC. Answer: No, 27093 and 27095 are injection procedures...

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Coding Twist Drill Ventriculostomy with Craniotomy/Craniectomy

August 23, 2018 Question: When is it ok to unbundle 61107 from the craniotomy/craniectomy code? Answer: It is acceptable to report both codes when the ventriculostomy placed via twist drill hole is performed through a completely separate approach/access point from the craniotomy/craniectomy.  For example, you’ve performed a right suboccipital craniectomy and place a left frontal...