Archive for The Day of June 27th, 2007

Archive for the Day of June 27th, 2007

Welcome to the medical billing blog archive for the day of June 27th, 2007.

Here you will find links to every article added to the Outsource Management Group web site during June 27th, 2007.

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Afraid of Under-Reporting Neonatal Services?

Under-reporting medical billing claims is unfortunately common and it costs revenue as you’re not being fully reimbursed for services rendered. Learning the exceptions to the bundles will allow you to break out services that can be billed alone – once you start investigating neonatal services you’ll realize quickly that you may have very been missing legitimate reimbursements. A scenario that isn’t uncommon is when a doctor attends a delivery of a 28-week gestation baby. The infant received positive pressure ventilation (PPV) in the delivery room (DR) with mask and bag for absent respiratory effort at birth. The baby was then intubated in the delivery room and received PPV on transfer

Medical Billing Dilemma – Coding for Estrogen Withdrawal

Put yourself in this medical biller’s shoes and see if you would file this claim correctly. A patient that recently had a hysterectomy presented to the ED with symptoms needing treatment. The physician noted that the patient was suffering from “estrogen withdrawal with menopausal symptoms.” A level three evaluation and management service was performed on the patient; what diagnosis code would you use? There’s no specific code for estrogen withdrawal. Stumped? In this case you should use more than one code as there is no specific code for this service. Break out the claim to show the patient’s main complaint and reason for the ED visit and then to show

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