Main difference between Modifier 58, 78 and 79

Main difference between Modifier 58, 78 and 79
Reporting procedures and services performed in the outpatient setting may create a challenge for coders when a return to the operating room for a related or unrelated procedure or service becomes necessary. There are different modifiers used for outpatient setting like 59, 76, 77, 58, 78, 79 etc....
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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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How to Clear CPC exam in First Attempt

How to Clear CPC exam in First Attempt
Medical coding is always a booming career for healthcare professionals. In this field, you keep on learning new things and new facilities, which are very interesting to learn. I have never thought a numerical code can define disease or diagnosis and procedure. However, it is quite interesting from...
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Get more FREE CEUs for AAPC and AHIMA

Get more FREE CEUs for AAPC and AHIMA
Yes, I am again going to share a website where you can easily get CEUs for AAPC and AHIMA. We have seen previously how we can get free CEUs by just attending webinars. Today also we are going to explore one more website where we can get more...
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Super tips for clearing 2017 CPC exams

Super tips for clearing 2017 CPC exams
In 2017, many of us will have new resolution in New Year. Some of them will be trying for clearing medical coding certification in 2017 and make a successful career in medical coding. Today we will share some tips about how to get prepared for CPC (Certified Professional...
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Get Ready to use CPT code 76706

Get Ready to use CPT code 76706
There are many new CPT codes added in diagnostic and interventional radiology. In radiology facility, the biggest change of CPT code happened in coding mammogram. Now, we will be using new CPT codes for diagnostic and screening mammogram. Similary, interventional radiology also has a lot of new CPT...
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How to Prepare and Clear CPC Exam

How to Prepare and Clear CPC Exam
To make a career in medical coding, the coder should carry a  certificate from AAPC or AHIMA. To clear the certification exam, the coders needs to have full knowledge about medical coding and billing. Since the last decade, the number of certified medical coders has increased significantly. In...
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How to Calculate RVUs (Relative Value Units)?

How to Calculate RVUs (Relative Value Units)?
What is RVUs and wRVUs? RVU stands for Relative value unit. It is a cost or value assigned for each CPT and HCPCS code by CMS (Centre for Medicare and Medicaid) for providing a service. It has majorly three components, physician work, physician expenses and malpractice overhead. The...
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Top 5 coding errors done by Medical Coders

Top 5 coding errors done by Medical Coders
Medical coding has different facilities to code. Being a Medical coder, I always feel every coder has it own knowledge of choosing a right code. There are many scenarios where you will code differently while other medical coders will code it differently. This happens only in diagnosis coding....
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