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how to code PCS head and neck procedures

Master How to Code PCS Head & Neck Procedures & Earn 1 CEU

By YES HIM Consulting

The Refresh With YES: PCS Head and Neck Procedures Webinar dives into the definitions, procedures, and approaches for various head and neck operations divided into 16-18-minute modules. Learners will find out how to assign the right PCS code for head and neck procedures during the following four modules within this course: Craniotomy/Craniectomy Overview and Approach, Craniotomy/Craniectomy Procedures, Sinus Procedures, and Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt Procedures.

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Medicare Telehealth Services Now Included In Expanded Payment Protocol

By YES HIM Consulting

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has decided Medicare will expand its payment protocol for professional Medicare telehealth services provided to beneficiaries in all areas of the country, in all settings. “Telehealth, telemedicine, and related terms generally refer to the exchange of medical information from one site to another through electronic communication to improve a patient’s health” (CMS, 2020). Due to the current Public Health Emergency (PHE) declared for 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), this expansion was considered a necessary step to assist in healthcare reimbursement and only designed to last as long as this emergency

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COVID-19 Explained: Coding COVID-19 Possible Infection & Symptoms

By YES HIM Consulting

This article offers guidelines on Coding COVID-19 suspected Infection & Symptoms. Symptoms of the Coronavirus, according to the CDC, include cough, shortness of breath, fever, chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, and loss of taste and smell (2020). The reporting guidelines dictate: In patients with acute bronchitis that has been caused by COVID-19, use codes U07.1 and J20.8. For lower respiratory infection due to COVID-19, assign codes U07.1 and J22.

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Cross-Training Coders to Become Inpatient Coding Experts: Live Sessions are the Key to Success

By YES HIM Consulting

Healthcare organizations, including coders, often struggle with a true return on investment when aiming to cross-train from outpatient to inpatient coding. There are several key differences between inpatient and outpatient coding. Inpatient coding documents a patient’s diagnosis and treatment during hospitalization, while outpatient coding generates a detailed report for diagnoses treated in one visit. Coding for inpatient vs. outpatient also requires different code sets and payment systems.

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E/M Services Overview and How to Assign the Correct E/M Code

By YES HIM Consulting

The Refresh With YES: CPT E/M Services webinar provides an overview of the definitions and components of CPT Evaluation and Management (E/M) code assignments divided into 8-25-minute modules. Learn how to assign the correct E/M code to claims with this course consisting of four modules: E/M Introduction and Overview, E/M History, E/M Examinations, and E/M Medical Decision Making. This learning path provides 1 CEU certificate after attaining a passing grade (1 AAPC CEU and towards 1 AHIMA CEU).

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