Compliance Question of the Week

For the Week of February 19, 2017

Cardiology

Cardiology Question for the Week of February 19, 2018

Question:

We had a patient who presented with an uncontrollable nosebleed, and the physician performed angiography of the external carotid arteries. What code would be assigned?

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Laboratory

Laboratory Question for the Week of February 19, 2018

Question:

Last week you said Pap smear rates would increase 1.10 percent this year. What does that equate to in dollars and cents?

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Pharmacy

Pharmacy Question for the Week of February 19, 2018

Question:

When a patient comes in for a cancer chemo injection, can we be paid for the visit too?

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Radiology

Radiology Question for the Week of February 19, 2018

Question:

I know that in order to bill a complete pelvic ultrasound the measurement of the uterus, adnexal structures, endometrium, and any pelvic pathology must have been assessed and documented, but do both ovaries have to be documented?

For example, the doctor says the left ovary could not be well seen and lists what he saw on the right ovary as well as the uterus and endometrium measurements. Can a pelvic complete be charged?

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Respiratory

Respiratory Question for the Week of February 19, 2018

Question:

In last week’s question and answer, you mentioned that venipuncture is commonly collected in the respiratory therapy department. What is the Medicare payment for this procedure?

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General

General Question for the Week of February 19, 2018

Question:

Where can we find the evaluation and management documentation guidelines?

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