covid

Should we use B97.29 or U07.1 to report COVID-19?

Codes and assignments are changing so quickly during this public health emergency, and in the beginning there was not a specific ICD-10-CM code for our current strain of COVID. Under the circumstances, the CDC provided a document the ICD-10-CM Official Coding Guidelines - Supplement Coding encounters related to COVID-19 Coronavirus Outbreak 2/20/2020-3/31/2020 and that document [...]

2020-05-19T19:27:24+00:00Healthcare Compliance Blog|

X-Ray Modifiers

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of presenting for the American Portable Diagnostics Association's 2020 Midyear Billing Webinar.  We answered some of the burning questions members had on documentation requirements, coding quandaries and COVID-19 issues (just to name a few).  Today the questions continue to roll in.  A member wanted clarification on what modifier (50 [...]

2020-05-07T19:56:18+00:00Healthcare Compliance Blog|