For the Week of February 19, 2017
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?
Last week you said Pap smear rates would increase 1.10 percent this year. What does that equate to in dollars and cents?
When a patient comes in for a cancer chemo injection, can we be paid for the visit too?
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?
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?