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Moderate Conscious Sedation removed from CPT codes in 2017: Must Read

Moderate Conscious Sedation removed from CPT codes in 2017: Must Read
Moderate conscious sedation is a drug-induced depression of consciousness which is used for performing surgeries. With moderate conscious sedation the patient responds purposefully to verbal commands. Interventional radiology and open surgery procedures requires moderate conscious sedation. But, from 2017 new cpt codes have been added for moderate conscious...
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Amazing tips for CPT code 19281, 19283, 19285 and 19287

Amazing tips for CPT code 19281, 19283, 19285 and 19287
  Breast biopsies are very common procedure in interventional radiology coding. When I started coding breast biopsy, I used to code the biopsy and imaging guidance separately. But, later with new updates, CPT codes for breast biopsy and imaging guidance were bundled. This has made the job of...
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ICD 10 coding tips for Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis diagnosis has a long list of ICD 10 codes. In ICD 9, the diagnosis codes were very limited, but with the use ICD 10 codes, the number of diagnosis codes for tuberculosis has increased significantly. The new ICD 10 codes for tuberculosis are very specific as well...
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ICD 10 codes for Myocardial Infarction Coding Guide

ICD 10 codes for Myocardial Infarction Coding Guide
Acute myocardial infarction is divided into two categories ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and non ST elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) in ICD 10 coding. These ICD 10 codes identify the sites for acute myocardial infarction. For STEMI, subcategories I21.0-I21.2 and code I21.3 are used and NSTEMI and nontransmural...
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Common mistakes with CPT code 76942

Common mistakes with CPT code 76942
CPT code 76942 is an ultrasound guidance code. This code is used mostly for the percutaneous procedures. Percutaneous surgeries are same day surgery procedure and minimal invasive procedures. These procedures are performed through the skin percutaneously. Hence, guidance is always required for the procedure cpt code. Like Procedure...
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Superb tips for Breast Tomosynthesis New CPT codes

Superb tips for Breast Tomosynthesis New CPT codes
Basic about New Breast Tomosynthesis cpt codes Digital 3-D breast imaging (tomosynthesis) is able to diagnose smaller lumps and to lower false positives. Input from multiple radiology groups prompted creation of the new diagnostic (77061 and 77062) and screening (77063) tomosynthesis codes in order to describe the additional...
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Superb guide for CPT code for Fine Needle Aspiration

Superb guide for CPT code for Fine Needle Aspiration
Basics about Fine Needle aspiration CPT codes Fine needle aspiration (FNA) is a percutaneous procedure performed with the use of fine gauge needle (mostly around 22 to 25 gauge). A syringe is also used to remove the sample fluid from the cyst or to remove clusters of cells...
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Best Books for Medical Coding Certification exams

Best Books for Medical Coding Certification exams
Professionals who want to take Medical Coding as a career always want to be called as Certified Professional Medical Coder. However, lots of us do not know the exact path of becoming a certified coder. During my initial days, I was unaware of any certification exams in the...
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