Screening colonoscopy is a service with first dollar coverage-no co-pay or deductible from the patient. But, what if the surgeon takes a biopsy or … [Read more...]
Written for coders and medical professionals, Nicoletti Notes is a coding blog designed to keep you up-to-date with coding news and refreshers. Nicoletti Notes is written by CodingIntel founder and coding expert Betsy Nicoletti.
Years ago, I worked with a physician who was chronically behind in dictating his notes. The charts were crammed into boxes by date, lining the walls … [Read more...]
“I can bill all discharges with Transitional Care Management codes. They’re all moderate complexity” Recently, a client wrote to me about a … [Read more...]
Years ago, I worked with an Orthopedist who needed hours less sleep than I or the average person needed. While it would be incorrect to say he never … [Read more...]
The history of the present illness should be longer than a tweet and twice as informative. Any twitter users out there? If so, you know that 140 … [Read more...]
“I have a normal exam template that I always use.” All right, I know baseball season is over, and it is hunting season in Vermont, so maybe I … [Read more...]
“My medical assistant populates the past medical, family and social history in every note.” Reading hundreds of medical records each month, I’ve … [Read more...]