Sniffing Out Sinus CPT Coding

​Did you know there are two separate nasal cavities, eight sinuses, and six turbinates to consider when coding sinus surgery?! This can make for quite a coding challenge! Most sinus surgeries performed are called Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS), which are...

Coding Colonoscopies

When coding for colonoscopies for Medicare patients it is crucial to understand the following: What is a screening colonoscopy? Which codes are applicable? Is a modifier required? In some scenarios, it is also helpful to know what coverage limitations apply.  Let’s...

CPT Coding for Procedures on the Foot and Toes

The foot is a complex and intricate part of the human body.  Did you know, your  foot has 26 bones, 33 joints, 107 ligaments and 19 muscles? Our feet, in general, are one of the most used and abused parts of our bodies.  They are our natural shock absorbers, with each...

Hand Surgery Coding in CPT

“Hands are the levers of influence on the world that make intelligence worth having” – Steven Pinker Our hands may the the body part we most take for granted relative to their importance to our existence and our day-to-day activities.  They are amazingly intricate and...