Introduction: In the complex world of healthcare, accurate coding is essential for proper documentation, billing, and reimbursement processes. Two widely utilized coding systems in the United States are HCPCS (Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System) codes and CPT (Current Procedural Terminology) codes. While both systems serve the purpose of coding medical procedures and … [Read more...] about Understanding the Difference between HCPCS Codes and CPT Codes in Medical Billing
Common Medical Billing Errors and Insurance denials, and How to Fix them?
Insurance denial is when an insurance company declines to cover a medical claim submitted by a healthcare provider or patient. Common reasons for insurance denials include lack of coverage for the specific treatment or service, errors in the billing or coding of the claim, and the patient not meeting the requirements for the coverage. Common medical billing errors that … [Read more...] about Common Medical Billing Errors and Insurance denials, and How to Fix them?
Emergency diagnoses that Insurance companies pay well
Common emergency department diagnoses include: chest pain, shortness of breath, abdominal pain, trauma (such as from a fall or car accident), lacerations, fractures, pneumonia, asthma exacerbation, heart attack, stroke, and dehydration.It also includes fever, flu-like symptoms, headache, and other common illnesses, as well as mental health issues such as anxiety and … [Read more...] about Emergency diagnoses that Insurance companies pay well
Evaluation and Management Codes Guideline Changes 2023
Effective January 1, 2023, E/M Introductory Guidelines related to Hospital Inpatient and Observation Care Services codes 99221-99223, 99231-99239, Consultations codes 99242- 99245, 99252 99255, Emergency Department Services codes 99281-99285, Nursing Facility Services codes 99304-99310, 99315, 99316, Home or Residence Services codes 99341, 99342, 99344, 99345, … [Read more...] about Evaluation and Management Codes Guideline Changes 2023
ICD-10 Codes for Three Common Lung Diseases
Lungs are a sophisticated mechanism that expands and contracts hundreds of times daily to take in oxygen and expel carbon dioxide. Scarring or inflammation of the tissue restricts the lungs from adequately expanding. That makes it difficult for the lungs to absorb O2 and release CO2. Lung disease can be caused by abnormalities in any portion of the respiratory system. Over the … [Read more...] about ICD-10 Codes for Three Common Lung Diseases