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Difficulty finding procedure codes for this done in a office setting??

I have recently been given the task of doing old things that people either forgot about or just couldn’t come up with anything. I did google a bunch of different codes this could be I have 38212 or 38206 or 38241. We don’t think it would even be covered by insurance but I need to at least bill something, I am not even sure that when they injected this into the knee then if you would use a 20610 with it. Thanks for all the information anyone can shine on this dilemma I am dealing with.
Scott K. CPC

PROCEDURE: I identified him, I marked his right knee. He was brought back to the examination room and placed supine on the table. Using an alcohol swab, I sterilized points on the right and left lateral abdomen. I used 10 cc of lidocaine with epinephrine to sterilize these two locations. I then sterilized his entire abdomen with ChloraPrep. He was then sterilely draped out over his abdomen.

Next, two small stab incisions were made on the left and right lateral side of his abdomen. I then used sterile saline with epinephrine to inject into the fatty layer between the skin and the rectus abdominus over his abdomen, left and right side. A total of 180 cc were used on the left and 180 cc on the right. There was lidocaine in this mixture. I then allowed 15 minutes for the lidocaine to work and the fat to separate to some degree with the saline.

Then, using the blunt 14-gauge Lipogems needle, I harvested 180 cc of fat getting 90 cc from the left, 90 cc from the right. He tolerated this portion of the procedure well with no complications. The fat cells were then separated using the filtering system from Lipogems. Serum-type fluid and mature emulsified fat were separated from the immature fat. The mature fat then went through a second filtering process using the metallic marbles to break up the fat. I got a total of 17.5 cc of stem cells with immature fat to inject. In the meantime, Tegaderm and 4x4s were placed over his two small stab incisions and two six-inch ACE wraps were applied around his waist for compression. I then sterilized the anterolateral aspect of his right knee with ChloraPrep. I then injected the 17 cc of stem cells into the right knee. A Band-Aid was placed. He tolerated the procedure well without complication.

DIAGNOSIS: Genu varum, primary osteoarthritis, right knee.

PLAN: I will see the patient back in six weeks for a followup clinical examination, sooner if he is having problems. Discharge instructions were provided. Most importantly, no NSAIDs after this procedure. The patient verbalized understanding

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registering new place of service with Medicare when opening new office

We are opening a new office, and the doctors want to start seeing patients – and sending claims – right away. I know that we have to notify Medicare of this new location on an 855B form (or on PECOS). But do we have to wait for the acceptance letter before sending claims, or can we start sending claims right away (since the practice and providers are already credentialed, and the office is in the same locality)?

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Try Medical Office Software

The best way to efficiently run a professional medical office is to make sure that all of the business processes are integrated successfully. Medical office software is a practical way to do this and it provides instant information for you and everyone in your office. The data contained in the software is available anywhere at any time. It also is technologically in step with fee-for-service and managed care medical programs. All your medical processes will be effectively managed in an organized way using it. You no longer will have to deal with cumbersome charts, appointment books, filing folders, file cabinets and hours and hours of manual labor. You will be able to perform billing functions, process insurance claims, send statements, produce professional reports, schedule appointments and more by trying this exciting software.

This software is appropriate for all practice sizes, from solo offices to large multi-specialty clinics. It is easily implemented and has a staff of skilled experts to assist you with any problems and questions. When it is implemented, such things as your current office operations, processes and workflow patterns will be evaluated carefully. The software will then be implemented to accommodate your particular needs. The entire healthcare environment is considered along with financial, administrative and patient requirements.

Some of the features you are likely to receive with the software include expert support for telephone and email processes, implementation of efficient account management, network design services, customization of programs and on-site training. You and your staff will be fully trained in no time and you will always have a strong support system to back you. This will increase your overall productivity and you will see a high rate of return on your investment in a very short time.

Medical office software is the best way to have a successful and more efficient medical practice. You have the option of installing it on a single computer or having it available to multiple users. The choice is yours and remote access is highly desirable. The type of software you purchase should be based on the size of your practice, the type of professional services you provide, the number of people on your staff and the type of office equipment you have.

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New Podiatrists in our Orthopedic Office

Two Podiatrists have recently joined our busy Orthopedic practice. They have yet to be credentialed with all payers. Is it appropriate for them to see patient’s under the supervision of our Orthopedics MD’s? ( including billing) We have done this in the past when new Orthopedists have joined. I am unsure if this is acceptable since it is two different specialties. I cannot seem to find any literature on it.
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Office visit and ear lavage

If an office note mentions: Cerumen impaction and ear lavage, and also: otalgia, otitis media, otitis externa, dizziness, vertigo, hearing loss, conditions of tympanic membrane or auditory ossicles and these are being evaluated along with vitals being assessed and a general statement from MD about patient’s appearance and gait, does this qualify as an office visit 99213, 99212 or ear lavage only?
In other words, may we bill a 99213 and 69209 for this visit based on above dx such as otalgia, otitis media, dizziness etc?
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CPC-A Looking for Part-time or Full-time/Part-time work at office locally or remote

I have recently completed the CPC medical billing and coding program, and I am going for the AAPC boards this Saturday 9/23/2017. I am looking for a part-time or full-time position which can either be done locally where I live or I would be willing to work remotely. Hours can be flexible. Please review attached resume in MS Word format.

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