Preventive Services coding

Posted by Jane Markovich on August 29th, 2016
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Appending modifier TC Technical component indicates that only the technical component of a service/procedure has been provided. Generally, the technical component of a service/procedure is billed by the entity that provides the testing equipment.


Physicians providing services for Medicare patients in a hospital or facility setting cannot claim the technical portion of a procedure. Under the diagnosis-related group (DRG), the hospital/facility receives payment for the technical component of Medicare inpatient services. Similarly, Medicare rules require that payment for non-physician services provided to hospital patients (such as the services of a technician administering a diagnostic test) are made to the hospital.


Just as there are codes that describe professional-only services for Medicare, so are there codes describing technical component-only services (e.g., 93005 Electrocardiogram; tracing only, without interpretation and report).


A “global” service includes both the professional and technical components of a single service. When reporting a global service, no modifiers are necessary to receive payment for both components of the service.

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tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy coding

Posted by Jane Markovich on August 28th, 2016
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The technical component of a diagnostic service/procedure accounts for equipment, supplies, and clinical staff (such as technicians). Payment for the technical component also includes the practice expense and the malpractice expense. Fees for the technical component generally are reimbursed to the facility or practice that provides or pays for the equipment, supplies, and/or clinical staff.

Procedures/services that may include both a professional and technical component are found commonly within the “Radiology,” “Pathology and Laboratory,” and “Medicine” sections of the CPT® codebook.


Separate payment may be made for the technical and professional components of a procedure if, for example, a clinic provides the technical component of a service/procedure, while an individual physician performs the professional component. In such situations, each provider must submit a claim and bill only for the service performed.


To identify professional services only for a service/procedure that includes both professional and technical components, append modifier 26 Professional component to the appropriate CPT® code, as instructed in CPT® Appendix A (“Modifiers”). Note that modifier 26 is appropriate when the physician supervises and/or interprets a diagnostic test, even if he or she does not perform the test personally. Do not append modifier 26 if there is a dedicated code to describe only the professional/physician component of a given service (e.g., 93010Electrocardiogram, routine ECG with at least 12 leads; interpretation and report only).

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Howard Hewitt – Latest Unsung (Wednesday, August 24, 2016)

Posted by Jane Markovich on August 27th, 2016
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The latest unsung episode aired earlier tonight and it featured legendary rhythm and blues performer Howard Hewitt. I forgot how incredible his voice is especially on the earlier Shalamar songs from the mid to late 70s and early 80s. He is one the list of increible Rhythm and Blues singers like Teddy Pendergrass, Johnny Gill, The Leverts – father and son – Eddlie and Gerald, Marvin Gaye, Luther Vandross, etc, etc, etrc. As I type this, I am reminded that I need to put together a playlist featuring all of these gentleman that I can listen to when I get the feeling to.

Ultrasound coding

Posted by Jane Markovich on August 25th, 2016
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Mutually exclusive edits identify code pairs that Medicare has determined, for clinical reasons, are unlikely to be performed on the same patient on the same day. For example, a mutually exclusive edit might identify two different types of testing that yield equivalent results. When two mutually exclusive services are submitted on a claim, only the service of lesser value will be reimbursed.

Table 1 provides a short sample of Column 2 edits for CPT code 12001 (Simple wound repair, up to 2.5 cm). CPT code 64450 (peripheral nerve/branch block) in Column 2 is considered an integral part of the Column 1 service, but a modifier is appropriate to override the CCI edit for 64450 in combination with 12001 if the block is for a separate session, separate injury or separate anatomical area.

HCPCS Level II code G0168 (Dermabond repair) is also considered an integral part of the simple laceration repair 12001 and a modifier is allowed to bypass the NCCI/CCI edit. Although you would not typically report both 12001 and G0168 for the same beneficiary on the same date of service, it is clinically conceivable that you would repair 2 distinct wounds on a single patient, one utilizing Dermabond and a second a simple repair utilizing sutures.

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Procurement of the saphenous vein graft is good for medical billing

Posted by Jane Markovich on August 23rd, 2016
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Procurement of the saphenous vein graft is included in the description of the work for 33517-33523 and should not reported as a separate service or co-surgery. Procurement of the artery for grafting is included in the description of work for 33533-33536 and should not be reported as a separate service or co-surgery, except when an upper extremity artery (e.g., radial artery) is procured. To report harvesting an upper extremity artery, use 35600 in addition to the bypass procedure. To report harvesting of a femoropopliteal vein segment, report 35572 in addition to the bypass procedure.

+33517 – Coronary artery bypass, using venous graft(s) and arterial graft(s); single vein graft (List separately in addition to code for primary procedure)+33518 – 2 venous grafts (List separately in addition to code for primary procedure)+33519 – 3 venous grafts (List separately in addition to code for primary procedure)+33521 – 4 venous grafts (List separately in addition to code for primary procedure)+33522 – 5 venous grafts (List separately in addition to code for primary procedure)+35523 – 6 venous grafts (List separately in addition to code for primary procedure)medical coding training


National committee on vital and health statistics.coding

Posted by Jane Markovich on August 22nd, 2016
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Sample plans provided to the NCVHS, will review and identify the problems.

Related to past, present, or future health of client.


Regarding client’s caretakers, family members and friends.


Created or received by you or the agency with which you

are volunteering. Related to healthcare received or Shared to obtain payment.


Is created, kept, filed, used or shared


Is written, spoken, or electronic

A person’s name, address, birth date, age, phone


fax numbers, e-mail address

• PHI is individually identifiable information that is maintained or transmitted in any form.


• PHI is any information, verbal or recorded, relating to the health, healthcare or payment for health care provided.


• The information does not have to be created by your organization to be considered PHI.Medical coding training online


Hiring a commercial property management company is important.

Posted by Jane Markovich on August 16th, 2016
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When it comes to handling your commercial properties, who can help? You need someone who can ensure repairs are done before any damage to the building occurs. Who is that? Well better to know about the commercial property management atlanta ga. Commercial management professionals can keep an eye on what is going on in the building on an ongoing basis because they have all that are needed. Suggesting repairs or maintenance will come regularly and so as the owner you need to have the presence of mind. To prevent problems from developing, know what you need to do. It is going to be easy.

Commercial Property Management Reliable Cost

Posted by Jane Markovich on August 15th, 2016
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The commercial property management atlanta ga can help you run your commercial property business. They can do the work fast and easy. They can execute things professionally. You will not need to worry of anything. Here is what you are going to get if you hire a commercial property management company. Your commercial management company will keep you up-to-date on the financial situation of your rental property. That is a very important area in this issue because as the owner you need to have a glance what the real situation of your business is. Some information can be gathered from people who have hire commercial property management companies.

legal document management software

Posted by Jane Markovich on August 12th, 2016
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<p>Legal document management software has become a growing need in almost all countries. In the UK, the use of legal document management system by is becoming increasingly common. And it is because of a variety of reasons as well. There are many benefits of using a legal document management software over the conventional methods. That is why more and more people are now using legal document management system in the UK.</p><p>The first benefit a legal document management software is that it helps you get rid of all the paper and extra stuff. Frankly, no one wishes for an office where there are files everywhere and if we really wish to find some specific file, we have to keep looking from one place to another. It becomes even more troublesome if some client from some old case shows up. Similarly, clients also keep asking about the progress upon their case. With a legal document management software, this all becomes very easy.</p><p>When the data is stored digitally on the cloud storage, not only can you retrieve it very easily with the help of a simple key strokes, but the software also allows you to retrieve the data from the storage and show it directly to the client. So, when client wishes to see something, they can access it easily even when you are not around. The savings from the page is also a big plus.</p><p>Please visit for more details.</p>

Private Investigation Website: SEO Needs

Posted by Jane Markovich on August 11th, 2016
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If you are an unprofitable private investigator, you should build your private investigator marketing strategies with the help of the private investigator seo. You must have your own professional looking business website. You can hire a web developer to help you on this. Your site needs to be well designed and highly optimized. With that your website will quickly rank which means good result. If your website is ranking and when someone looks for a private investigator online, your website will come out first. So in your website, all your contact details should be accessible. Every important detail must be in your website.