• 05/25/15 - ICD 10: Documentation is Key

    Question: On October, 1 2015 we know we need to start using the new ICD-10 diagnosis codes.   Do you have any suggestions on how we can start preparing now to help with the change?   Answer: One way to help prepare for ICD -10 is to work on improving how you document ...

  • 05/19/2015 - 99231 vs. 01996

    Question: The patient had a post-operative pain management injection or epidural, and the anesthesiologist makes a subsequent hospital visit. How do I know which CPT code 99231 or 01996 to use?   Answer:   01996 is defined as “daily hospital management of epidural or subarachnoid continuous drug administration.” Examples of injection codes are: ...