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Question: Our surgeon did a diagnostic knee scope (29870) and, based on the results, determined that the patient required a total knee replacement. If he does the total knee replacement (27447... More
In perhaps another sign of the growth in services furnished by non-physician practitioners, the SSA is being asked to give equal weight to the medical findings of NPPs when determining whether a pe... More
Just 7% of HIPAA complaints the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) received in 2013 resulted in an investigation that determined no violation occurred, according to the agency’s data. ... More
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For your reference, here are the MUEs that took effect July 1 that affect primary care practices the most. As you can see, CMS has expanded its presentation of these edits. MUEs limit the number of units of service for which a code may be billed by a provider for the same patient during one calendar day.

Use this tool, provided by Nancy Enos, consultant and coding educator at Enos Medical Coding in Warwick, R.I., to ensure proper E/M coding. 

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