Archive for The Day of March 9th, 2006

Archive for the Day of March 9th, 2006

Welcome to the medical billing blog archive for the day of March 9th, 2006.

Here you will find links to every article added to the Outsource Management Group web site during March 9th, 2006.

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New Medical Billing Nissen Code

Medical billing for a redo surgery originally done several years earlier can get a bit hazy. A Redo Nissen Surgery performed for a surgery originally done twelve years earlier should be coded the same as a regular laparoscopic Nissen procedure. The medical billing current procedural terminology code 43280 is appropriate for a redo Nissen surgery. The medical billing code CPT 43280 means: Laparoscopy, surgical, esophagogastric fundoplasty. All medical billing, whether a redo or an initial Nissen surgery would be billed using this code. However, when surgery is performed as a redo, problems may arise. For example, the first surgery may have been considerably difficult. Perhaps there was excessive scarring or

Hazy RX Medical Billing Question

Medical billing denials can be a blessing if your facility is conducting dangerous practices. A common, yet dangerous practice used in many hospitals is the dispensing of medications without an examination. Not only is this type of practice illegal, but it also puts the health of your patients in jeopardy. A medical billing denial for such practices may mean there is something wrong with the way you conduct business. If a patient visits their local family practice doctor, and the doctor decides the patient needs a certain medication, they should receive that medication from a pharmacy. Some family physicians send their patients directly to an emergency department. They call the

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