Tips & Expertise: Airway, Bronchoscopy, and Codes

Q:  Can 31645 be billed when the doctor dictates that “mucous secretions were suctioned out of the lower left lobe”? Does it have to be an abscess or mucous plug that was removed in order to use this code? ​A:  Clearing (e.g., irrigation, aspiration) of mucus...

Tips & Expertise: 2023 CPT Updates for Profee

Q: What about the digital medicine changes?A: We did not cover these in the presentation but check out the new virtual reality codes in your CPT book – codes 0770T, 0771T-0774T. Appendix T, for audio only services is also new; it was released in April of 2022. These...

Tips & Expertise: Malnutrition

Q:  Can facilities create a policy that allows coders to pull documentation from a dietician’s note if it is co-signed by the provider?A:  Based on Coding Clinic’s answer in 1Q 2020, page 4, yes. However, Haugen recommends facilities not consider this best practice...