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Answers to Your Questions on Coding

Internists and their patients are likely to encounter problems in dealing with Medicare's myriad of rules and regulations. It is especially important that internists are able to select the procedure code that accurately indicates the service(s) provided and the diagnosis code(s).

In order to accomplish these tasks, internists need to understand both the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) and the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) coding systems. It is also essential that internists understand Medicare's billing rules and specific policies in order to minimize the administrative burden faced by their practice and avoid scrutiny from government auditors.

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Coding Resources from ACP Internist

Variety of Coding Changes Loom for 2013
December 2012

Learn Proper Coding for Modifers 59 and 25
July/August 2012

Internists Need to Know Coding for CPAP, Observation Services
April 2011

New Billing Codes for "subsequent observation care' Services
January 2011

Quick Tips for Billing Locum Tenens Doctors
June 2010

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