• 7/23/18 - Upper vs. Lower Abdomen

    We struggle sometimes with determining if a procedure should be coded as upper vs lower abdomen. Do you have any tips?   Background: Every anesthesia code is associated with multiple surgical procedures that can be performed in that anatomic area. CPT® includes 14 codes for upper abdominal anesthesia and 25 codes ...

  • 07/02/18 - Complete documentation helps ensure the highest possible base payment for your time.

    Complete documentation helps ensure the highest possible base payment for your time. Incomplete documentation can lead to incorrect code selection and consequently a possible decrease in base unit.  Use this handy chart to check your documentation to make sure you aren’t leaving out specifics that would allow for an accurate code selection ...