Coding Therapeutic Activities – 97530

Therapeutic Activities – 97530 Therapeutic Activities are an asset to any office when coded and documented correctly. It is important to note that the guidelines for this code may vary, depending on individual state laws or provider contract provisions. Complete a Verification of Benefits for each patient to determine specific requirements. Guidelines are different if...
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Proper Use of S8990

Code S8990 & Maintenance Care Service codes (CPT/HCPCS) tell a third party what you are doing with the patient.  As with all coding, even maintenance care must be properly coded to clearly communicate in the patient record within your software, and for any authorized third-party that may have access to this data. S8990 Explanation Definition...
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An Overview of CMT Coding

CMT Coding Expectations To set the stage for Chiropractic Manipulative Treatment (CMT) coding, we need to understand that these are procedurally encompassing codes for spinal and extraspinal areas for Chiropractors.  Waters get muddied when doctors do not fully understand the scope of these codes, and then bill additional services that may be bundled into the...
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AHIMA Standards of Ethical Coding

Reference Document Doctors sometimes claim they “did not know” they were supposed to, or not supposed to, do X or Y, and did not know they breached an ethical rule.  Will this fall on a judge’s deaf ears? This reference document is from the very well recognized AHIMA (American Health Information Management Association).  It contains...
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Quality Driven Documentation & Coding

Quality Matters Healthcare documentation has many facets and requirements. To meet the standards expected by the many different audiences that review your patient records, you need to be familiar with the standards set by the healthcare community at large. That standard is defined by The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). NCQA is an organization...
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Documentation and Coding Reference Documents

Download Reference Documents The documents found here are references from the profession that outline standards set for documentation and coding. Download, review and save them, as appropriate for your continued reference. AHIMA Standards of Ethical Coding Sample Medical Review Policy
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