Month: December 2018

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Six Fundamental Revenue Cycle Management Metrics

Six Fundamental Revenue Cycle Management Metrics Physicians Practice – December 2018  by Cheyenne Brinson Monitoring standard revenue cycle management metrics is a smart way to focus on the financial indicators that matter most. Consistent review is essential to identifying collection slow downs, productivity fall offs, and potential risk issues before they become acute. Here are six...

Make a Plan for Proactive Patient Collections in 2019
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Make a Plan for Proactive Patient Collections in 2019

December 19, 2018 In just a few short weeks, you’ll have the opportunity to set patient collection goals and A/R priorities for the new year. If your patient receivables have been climbing due to higher patient deductibles, 2019 is the year to move toward time of service collections. Here are 5 success factors for making...

Removal of Lumbar Drain
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Removal of Lumbar Drain

December 13, 2018 Question: I received a call from one of our PAs regarding the removal of a lumbar drain (CPT 62272) originally placed for CSF drainage. Is the removal of a lumbar drain billable?  Answer: The removal of a lumbar drain is not separately reported. *This response is based on the best information available...

E/M on Same Day as an Injection
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E/M on Same Day as an Injection

December 13, 2018 Question: My pain management physician saw a patient in the office and the chief complaint states that the patient is here for a trigger point injection (20552).  He has documented a detailed history, expanded problem focused examination and the decision making is low complexity since the patient is established and the pain...

Embolization and Catheterization
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Embolization and Catheterization

December 13, 2018 Question: I was told catheterization is included in the embolization codes, 37241-37244. Is that correct? Answer: No, per CPT catherization is separately reported with all the embolization codes, 37241- 37244. *This response is based on the best information available as of 12/13/18.

Vitiligo Treatment
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Vitiligo Treatment

December 13, 2018 Question: My question concerns what would be the proper code for laser light treatment performed for vitiligo (i.e. Excimer laser)?  Our doctors want to use code range 96920-96922, Laser treatment for inflammatory skin disease (psoriasis).  Coding staff recommends 96900 Actinotherapy (ultraviolet light). Answer: Great question.  The coding staff is correct.  CPT Assistant...

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