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Coding In 2007: What You Should Know

By Anthony Poggio, DPM | 18,399 reads | 0 comments | 01/03/2007

      As the calendar turns to 2007, podiatrists should be aware of the changes to reimbursement codes instituted by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Starting on January 1, there are a number of changes that will affect Medicare billing. Accordingly, let us take a closer look at key CPT/ICD-9 codes that are more pertinent to podiatry.       There are a number of changes to the CPT codes that practitioners should know. There is no 90-day grace period for deleted codes as there had been in the past. New CPT codes are valid as of January 1, 2007.

Key Coding Insights For Skin Conditions And Wounds

By Anthony Poggio, DPM | 65,161 reads | 0 comments | 10/03/2004

Given the vast array of dermatological conditions and wounds that we see in our practices, having a strong understanding of commonly used codes for these conditions is essential but not always simple. With this in mind, let’s take a closer look at coding for both common skin conditions such as verrucae and benign skin lesions, as well as coding tips for I&D procedures and wound closure. Standard billing protocols apply for selecting the appropriate E/M level for services for dermatological conditions.

Pertinent Insights On Coding For Wound Care

Clinical Editor: Kazu Suzuki, DPM, CWS | 48,265 reads | 0 comments | 06/27/2012

Providing salient examples and insights from their experience, the expert panelists discuss proper documentation, coding for E&M services and appropriate use of modifiers.

Q: What is the key to proper coding and documentation in wound care practices? A:

As Harry Goldsmith, DPM, emphasizes, proper documentation allows the wound care specialist and others treating the patient to evaluate the patient’s status continuously, and plan for and execute the appropriate treatments.