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In the past, we've asked physicians what their favorite apps to recommend to patients or for clinical use. What about for fun? Here are some they like when there is downtime.
Upcoding vs. Downcoding: Know the Difference
"Upcoding" means reporting a higher-level service or procedure or a more complex diagnosis, than is supported by medical necessity, medical facts, or the provider's documentation.
New Versus Established; Split/Shared E&M; 92060 Requirements
Answers from our coding expert on questions regarding new versus established patients; split/shared E&M; 92060 requirements; and same-day admit/discharge.
Problem Focused Exam; Scribe Services
Our coding expert discusses coding for unspecified diagnosis at the time of encounter; a problem-focused exam; and scribe services.
Benchmarking Resources; 92225 vs. 92226
Answers from our coding expert on questions regarding benchmarking resources; 92225 vs. 92226; procedures in visit notes; and chronic care management.
New Surgical Coding Modifiers Replace Modifier -59
Over the summer CMS added four new modifiers that will require a much greater degree of specification when coding surgical procedures.
Attending Telephone Consults, Advanced Practitioner Consults
Get coding guidance on resident consultation via telephone; discharging patients; antepartum care; and more.
Coding Questions: Resident Billing Without a Teaching Physician
Is there any "primary-care setting" where a resident may bill the office visit without a teaching physician, other than in the primary-care exception?
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