Archive for The Day of September 22nd, 2006

Archive for the Day of September 22nd, 2006

Welcome to the medical billing blog archive for the day of September 22nd, 2006.

Here you will find links to every article added to the Outsource Management Group web site during September 22nd, 2006.

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Common Medical Billing Coding Confusion

A common confusing coding dilemma concerns the diagnostic investigation of the swallowing function with a few different methods. The two codes that cause the most confusion are 70371 and 74230 and knowing when to use them will make the difference between a paid medical billing claim and a denial or delayed claim. Here is a breakdown of the basics for the two codes : 70371: Code 70371 (Complex dynamic pharyngeal and speech evaluation by cineradiography or video recording) describes a radiologic study using cineradiography or video recording for pharyngeal and speech evaluation. Typically, although not necessarily, a speech pathologist is present, and the patient repeats sounds to allow for evaluation

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