Identifying Common Coding Errors for Lower Extremity Arterial Interventions

  September 9, 2022 | By Stacie L. Buck, RHIA, CCS-P, RCC, RCCIR, CIRCC Each day thousands of patients are undergoing one or more therapeutic interventions, the most common ones being angioplasty, stent and atherectomy of the lower extremity arteries to treat various forms of peripheral vascular disease. This article will highlight the most common…

Pinpointing Correct Coding for Anesthesia in Abortions

March 25, 2022 | By Kim Jolivette Williams Medical terminology related to abortions can be puzzling, but it is essential to understand the differences. Having a clear comprehension of several abortions terms is a vital component to achieve successful coding. First, let’s cover what is anesthesia. Per the ASA- American Society of Anesthesiologists, General Anesthesia…

Should Your 2022 Audit Plan Include Paid Claims?

January 14, 2022 | By Shannon DeConda, CPC, CEMC, CEMA, CPMA, CRTT In 2022, when we sit down to configure an audit plan, we often consider whether we will perform an audit retrospectively or prospectively and whether the sample will include evaluation and management (E&M) services, procedures or some combination of them both. What we…