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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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Coding Rules for Modifier 22, 23, 24 and 25

Coding Rules for Modifier 22, 23, 24 and 25
Modifiers play a very important role in procedure coding. As a medical coder, I have always struggled a lot in using modifiers. Even when I was preparing for my CPC exam, I was not much confident with the use of modifiers. But, after years of experience in medical...
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Best Coding tips for CPT code for Echocardiography

Best Coding tips for CPT code for Echocardiography
There are different CPT codes for Echocardiography in medical coding. They are mainly divided into transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiogram. If you are new to coding echocardiography, this article will be very helpful for gaining knowledge about CPT code for echocardiography. We will discuss the techniques and the full...
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Coding tips for Suture Removal CPT code

Coding tips for Suture Removal CPT code
I know there are many scenarios where we are unable to find the correct CPT code. Especially when we are coding surgery procedure codes, mostly the minor procedures will be included in the main surgery CPT code. Same happen while using modifier like 24, 25 ,27 etc. which...
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Ultimate Guide for Coding Fluoroscopy CPT codes

Ultimate Guide for Coding Fluoroscopy CPT codes
Fluoroscopy is used mostly as a guidance in coding interventional radiology reports. I always used to have little confusion while using fluoroscopy CPT codes along with surgery codes. Initially it is very difficult for a coder to read and code a medical report, but once you follow the...
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Coding tips for CPT code for Carpal tunnel release

Simple Coding tips for Carpal tunnel syndrome
Basics about CPT code for Carpal Tunnel Release A very common disorder of wrist is Carpal tunnel syndrome.  In this procedure, the medial nerve is released which is decompressed. The medial nerve is located in wrist and is solely responsible for carpal tunnel syndrome. The CPT codes are...
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