Month: January 2021

Can I Bill for Fluoroscopy?
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Can I Bill for Fluoroscopy?

January 21, 2021 Question:  I did a left intraarticular steroid injection in the ASC. I used fluoroscopic guidance. Can I report the Fluoro separately or is it included in the procedure code I used 20610? Answer: Yes, you can report fluoroscopic guidance with CPT code 20610. In the ASC make sure you report 77002-26. Modifier...

New 2021 E/M Coding Guidelines
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New 2021 E/M Coding Guidelines

January 21, 2021 Question: In the new guidelines, how does Time affect billing for a teaching physician’s E/M service when the resident spends a great deal of time with the patient? Answer: Good question! Only the time of teaching physician would “count” in the scenario you describe. The new guidelines say that the time of...

New 2021 E/M Coding Guidelines
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New 2021 E/M Coding Guidelines

January 21, 2021 Question: In the new guidelines, how does Time affect billing for a teaching physician’s E/M service when the resident spends a great deal of time with the patient? Answer: Good question! Only the time of teaching physician would “count” in the scenario you describe. The new guidelines say that the time of...

Significant Undermining of Free Flap Donor Site
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Significant Undermining of Free Flap Donor Site

January 21, 2021 Question: My doctor documents “significant undermining” to the free flap donor site (radial forearm) for an advancement flap. Can I also code an adjacent tissue transfer code such as 14060 for the closure? Answer: Actually, undermining is not considered an adjacent tissue transfer code (14xxx). CPT guidelines require a secondary defect to...

Coding Intermediate Repairs
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Coding Intermediate Repairs

January 21, 2021 Question: Can I report CPT 12052 for an intermediate repair of the cheek and nose.  The size of the defect of the cheek is 2.7 cm and the defect on the nose is 1.0cm.  I want to code 12052 for the cheek and CPT code 12051-59.  Is that correct? Answer: If both...

New 2021 E/M Coding Guidelines
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New 2021 E/M Coding Guidelines

January 21, 2021 Question: In the new guidelines, how does Time affect billing for a teaching physician’s E/M service when the resident spends a great deal of time with the patient? Answer: Good question! Only the time of teaching physician would “count” in the scenario you describe. The new guidelines say that the time of...

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