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Question: Has anyone billed preventive medicine counseling codes 99401-99404 yet? If so, what was the payer response? Of course there was confusion among the physicians as to what these code... 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
At first glance, it looks like not much has changed in denials for the 10 codes most often used with modifier 25 (Significantly, separately identifiable E/M service) over the past three years. As you ... More
Question: Has anyone billed preventive medicine counseling codes 99401-99404 yet? If so, what was the payer response? Of course there was confusion among the physicians as to what these code... 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
At first glance, it looks like not much has changed in denials for the 10 codes most often used with modifier 25 (Significantly, separately identifiable E/M service) over the past three years. As you ... More
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This sample template for immediate post-op notes is courtesy of Pikeville (Ky.) Medical Center. Pikeville leadership requires physicians to complete this form before the patient goes to the next level of care unless accompanied by the practitioner who did the procedure. Full post-operative reports should be completed according to hospital policy.
Click the "Download file" link to access an annual wellness visit (AWV) form updated for 2016 with new screenings.
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