Anesthesia 01996

Anesthesia 101 01996 What would you code in the following situation? A 58-year-old female patient undergoes a bilateral total knee replacement.  After the appropriate recovery room time, she is transferred up to a floor.Because the surgeon feels the patient is going...

Tips & Expertise: 2023 E/M Changes

Q:  Can time spent pre-charting the day before or charting notes a day after the date of the encounter be counted towards the total time for the E/M?​ A:  Per time guidelines, only time spent on the date of the patient encounter can be counted towards the total time...

Haugen Academy’s Guide to the 2023 E/M Changes

Purchase Webinar Shea Lunt, RHIA, CPC, CPMA, PMP Consultant Shea is a consultant for The Haugen Consulting Group with 11 years of health care industry experience. Shea has experience working on the professional fee side of coding, auditing, education and compliance...

Foot and Ankle: Don’t get your tendons in a Wad!

​For many years I struggled coding foot and ankle procedures. I would ask myself: “Is this tendon a flexor or is it an extensor?” “Hmm... what does it do?”  “Is this a ligament or is this a tendon?”    Of course, back then we didn’t have internet and had to utilize...