Month: October 2019

Reporting 75630 with Extremity Angiograms
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Reporting 75630 with Extremity Angiograms

October 3, 2019 Question: Can code 75630, aortogram, be reported with a unilateral or bilateral extremity angiogram (75710 of 75716)? Answer: No. This would constitute double billing of the extremity angiograms.  As shown below, code 75630 includes an aortogram and visualization and interpretation of bilateral lower extremity arteries via a run-of.  For this code, a...

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4 Reasons You Should Prepare a Physician Rights and Responsibilities Document

4 Reasons You Should Prepare a Physician Rights and Responsibilities Document Physicians Practice – September 2019  by Karen Zupko It’s important to spell out the care you deliver patients. It’s equally important to define acceptable and unacceptable treatment from patients. Here are four reasons why you should prepare a physician rights and responsibilities document along...

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7 Things to Include in Your Practice’s Governance Agreement

7 Things to Include in Your Practice’s Governance Agreement Physicians Practice – September 2019  by Karen Zupko and Michael R. Marks, MD A governance agreement is the foundation for how a practice’s board of directors is comprised, which in turn dictates how a practice functions and thrives. Unfortunately, most practice governance agreements lack detail that...

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How to Bill and Get Paid for Unlisted Procedures

How to Bill and Get Paid for Unlisted Procedures AAOSNow – September 2019  by Cheryl Toth Orthopaedic surgeons often perform procedures for which no specific Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) exists. For example, hip surgeons often are frustrated that there are no codes for periacetabular osteotomy (PAO) or labral reconstruction. “Now that orthopaedic surgeons are experienced...

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