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Rheumatic vs Non-Rheumatic Heart Disease

This week we wanted to take a different approach to our surgery procedure coding and talk about a diagnosis in a TTE. Read below for an example of coding TTE’s. Example: Coding TTE’s that has aortic valve stenosis with mitral valve insufficiency. [Since the provider does not specifically state that the cause of the valve…



Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at RT Welter. We want to thank our partners and clients for their continuous support and business throughout the year. We are so grateful to you. We wish you a safe holiday with your loved ones. Overeating (R63.2) is defined in medical terms as “to eat to excess, especially…


New HCPCS codes for OTP’s

Opioid Treatment Programs (OTP’s) have been a hot topic for several years. Among several new codes set to be implemented January 1st are new HCPCS codes specifically for OTP’s. Here are two sequences to be aware of: GYYY1-GYYY3 (office-based treatment) GXXX1-GXX19 (medication-assisted treatment) These new codes will reimburse with bundled payments for the treatment of…