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Tag: CPT codes

Rhonda TalleyRhonda Talley

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Biomechanical device placement and anterior instrumentation

April 26, 2023 / By Rhonda Talley

Recently, I discussed a couple of the more commonly encountered types of posterior instrumentation for spinal fusion procedures (posterior instrumentation). This blog focuses on types of anterior instrumentation for spinal […]

Colleen Ejak (Deighan)Colleen Ejak (Deighan)

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2023 E/M revisions warrant study to prevent denials

Oct. 14, 2022 / By Colleen Ejak, RHIA

My goal each week over the next few months is to focus in on one evaluation and management (E/M) category, taking a deeper dive into the revisions and guideline changes. […]

Rhonda TalleyRhonda Talley

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Posterior instrumentation for spinal fusion

July 25, 2022 / By Rhonda Talley

Posterior instrumentation is commonly performed with posterior and/or anterior column fusion procedures. For CPT® reporting, it is appropriate to assign codes for posterior instrumentation in conjunction with spinal arthrodesis codes. […]

Surgeon wearing surgical mask, cap and gloves looking closely at IV dripSurgeon wearing surgical mask, cap and gloves looking closely at IV drip

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COVID-19 coding Q&As

June 8, 2022 / By Sue Belley, RHIA, Audrey Howard, RHIA

Various ICD-10-CM/PCS and CPT® codes may be used to report hospital services for the diagnosis and treatment of COVID-19. Here are a few Q&As from our 3M experts Sue Belley […]

Sandeep WadhwaSandeep Wadhwa

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Three questions with Sandeep Wadhwa, MD, MBA: Medicare Advantage in 2022—Part 1

Jan. 6, 2022 / By Sandeep Wadhwa, MD, MBA, Kelli Christman

I sat down with 3M Health Information Systems Global Chief Medical Officer Sandeep Wadhwa, MD, MBA, to discuss new benefits for Medicare Advantage enrollees and the importance of accurate and […]

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Focus on E/M services: MDM second element

Nov. 13, 2020 / By Colleen Ejak, RHIA

I have been anxiously waiting for my 2021 CPT book to arrive and it finally did last Friday!  Since attending the American Medical Association’s CPT Symposium last November and having […]

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The value of encounters: It’s about time

July 6, 2020 / By Allison Morgan, MS, CPC

Time flies… 2021 is approaching quickly, bringing with it anticipated E/M changes. A primary focus of the upcoming changes is the element of time and its evolving role in CPT […]

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Robotic-assisted surgery: Welcome to the future

March 6, 2020 / By Jean Jones, CPC

My grandma was a nurse in the operating room for over 50 years. Her nickname was “TURP Queen.” Back in those days, if you had a steady and exacting hand, […]

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Online digital evaluation and management services

Feb. 19, 2020 / By Karla VonEschen, MS, CPC, CPMA

Happy New Year and welcome to 2020! A new year brings new opportunities to start fresh, create new goals and, for medical coders, it means an abundance of new CPT […]

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Get ready for radiology code changes in 2020

Dec. 20, 2019 / By Katie Patterson, CPC

It’s that time of year again. Time to clean out the deleted CPT codes, bring in new codes, update and revise other codes. We will see some significant changes that […]

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A look ahead to 2020 CPT changes

Oct. 23, 2019 / By Danielle Pavloski

Each year the American Medical Association (AMA) releases the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code set changes for the upcoming year. For CPT 2020, the changes were released on September 4, […]

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Updates to E/M guidelines will reflect modern health care

July 1, 2019 / By Rebecca Caux-Harry

In the morning, while getting ready for work, I listen to the radio. It’s the same program I’ve listened to for over 20 years. Normally, I “tune out” when commercials […]