Sacral Neuromodulation /Stimulation Procedure Coding

Knowing the correct CPT code for a neurostimulator procedure can be tricky if you don’t know the staged procedures and temporary vs. permanent placement. Follow along and I’ll explain sacral neuromodulation /stimulation coding for this scenario. sacral nerve stimulation test   Question:  A female…Knowing the correct CPT code for a neurostimulator procedure can be tricky if you don’t know the staged procedures and temporary vs. permanent placement. Follow along and I’ll explain sacral neuromodulation /stimulation coding for this scenario.   ...

Select the Most Specific CPT Code for a Craniotomy to Evacuate a Hematoma

Selecting the most specific CPT code for a craniotomy to evacuate a hematoma comes down to the documentation, where the hematoma is located, and the approach taken to treat it. Supratentorial and infratentorial areas of the brain with tentorium Question:  A patient suffers an extradural hematoma in the supratentorial…Selecting the most specific CPT code for a craniotomy to evacuate a hematoma comes down to the documentation, where the hematoma is located, and the approach taken to treat it. Question:  A patient suffers an extradural hematoma in the...

Coding For Multiple E/M Services With the Use of Modifier 25

In this coding exercise, you will learn about CPT coding for multiple E/M services with the use of modifier 25, as well as CPT/HCPCS and ICD-10 codes related to rheumatoid arthritis and a joint injection.  joint injection into patient's knee for rheumatoid arthritis Question:  A 51-year old female…In this coding exercise, you will learn about CPT coding for multiple E/M services with the use of modifier 25, as well as CPT/HCPCS and ICD-10 codes related to rheumatoid arthritis and a joint injection.  Question:  A 51-year old...

Loosening Up the Belt With CPT Coding of Laparoscopic Gastric Banding

When all else fails and the weight doesn’t come off, a patient may choose to have a procedure done to limit the amount of food the stomach can hold. In this coding exercise, you will learn how to code for…When all else fails and the weight doesn’t come off, a patient may choose to have a procedure done to limit the amount of food the stomach can hold. In this coding exercise, you will learn how to code for…

Brush Up on CPT and ICD-10-CM Codes for a Screening Colonoscopy With Polyp Removal

This coding exercise explains the definition of a screening colonoscopy, appropriate use of modifier 33, and the specific CPT and ICD-10-CM codes assigned for the screening colonoscopy with polyp removal by snare.  ICD-10-CM and CPT coding for preventive screening exam in a non-medicare patient Question:  A 60-year-old female patient presents to the…This coding exercise explains the definition of a screening colonoscopy, appropriate use of modifier 33, and the specific CPT and ICD-10-CM codes assigned for the screening colonoscopy with polyp removal by snare.  Question:  A 60-year-old female patient presents to...