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Annual Preventive Visit w/ Illness Not Supported

Comprehensive, age-appropriate HPI & Exam support 99396 for preventive reevaluation & management of 1 established chronic problem. OMM of 1 body area is performed supporting code 98925. Questionable use of dx code Z12.4. Consider Z01.419 or Z00.00. Unsupported 99213, documentation does not support a separately identifiable E/M illness code. Possible use of code Q0091 for…

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CDC Releases FY 2021 ICD-10-CM Code Update

Many updates regarding a variety of different healthcare topics have been made by the Center for Disease Control in an attempt to acknowledge missing links within the previous ICD-10-CM codes. These code changes were implemented to help specify past uncertainties regarding a range of conditions. Read below to learn more about each new code that…

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Happy 4th of July from RT Welter!

With a true national spirit of courage, integrity, sacrifice, liberty, and independence, we wish you a Happy Independence Day! Joining hand in hand, we celebrate our liberty and thank those in service to the United States. While spending time with loved ones this weekend, please remember that COVID-19 is still spreading, so social distancing should…

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COVID-19 Testing, New Patient or Established

How do we determine if a medical patient is new or established? The decision is ultimately made based on the professional service they were given during their visit. Read more to learn how to recognize the differences between a new patient and an established patient when COVID-19 testing. In the June 29, 2020 edition of…

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CMS Opens Office to Cut Red Tape for Providers

CMS is focusing on cutting red tape for healthcare providers, leading to an extreme reduction in unnecessary work hours and a huge amount of savings for businesses in the medical field. Read below for more details on the benefits that resulted from the red tape reduction. Regulatory reductions are expected to save providers $6.6 billion…

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Stress Caused by Taking Time-Off

As many of us in the healthcare industry have stayed particularly busy throughout the past few months, it’s important to remember the need for time-off. Even though current situations have many of us canceling or changing vacation plans, one aspect of time-off is always the stress involved with being away. Read below for more on…

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