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90465 Debate Revisited

I have some very interesting continued news about TriCare and I’ve had a piece about Main Street Vaccines building for a week or two, now, but I have to address this issue first. Earlier this year, I wrote about how there is a measureable difference between the payments for a 90465/90471 and 90466/90472.  Although $1.50 …

Pediatric 99239 (Hospital Discharge Day) Usage

I just realized that today’s post represents a milestone: 200 entries! Who knew? I started this blog as a lark and it’s gotten to the point that if I don’t write something every 3 days, I get backed up with too much important information. According to my blog stats, I get just under 2000 unique …

Care Plan Oversight (99339, 99340)

Q answers our clients’ coding questions and ran these two items recently. I’ve included the questions and her comments, as I think it’s time we pay a little attention to these rarely used codes. I’ll hit you with some data tomorrow, but let’s warm up. The answers are from Q. Question number 1: Can you …

Immunization/Vaccine Chart

It’s been a rough week, especially over at PedTalk. The autism/vaccines “debate” has poisoned the waters of discussion pretty badly and I have a feeling that some of the anti-vaccine crowd is trying to cause some technical difficulty for us. They’ve done it before, so we’ll see what Yahoo and others tell me (sorry for …

Ghana and RVUs

Now here’s a combination of topics that no one will ever look for. I don’t know, for “search engine optimization purposes” whether mixing two items like this is better or worse than writing two quick blog pieces (and pushing content further down the page or into the archives), but I won’t worry about it. First, …