Coding Tips

Aspiration Fluid Biopsy of the Pubic Symphysis Joint – July 2022 Coding Tip

By Staff / July 27, 2022

The focus is on specifying right or left pelvic bones when an aspiration fluid biopsy is performed on the Pubic Symphysis Joint.

Follow Up Visits After COVID-19 – June 2022 Coding Tip

By Staff / June 24, 2022

The Coding Tip of the Month for June of 2022 covers what codes to use when certain circumstances arise after having COVID-19.

Shared or Split Services – May 2022 Coding Tip

By Staff / May 24, 2022

The Coding Tip of the Month for May 2022 covers shared or split services under the Evaluation and Management (E/M) services.

Correctly Coding Cerebrovascular Disease – April 2022 Coding Tip

By Staff / April 21, 2022

Per the AHA Coding Handbook it is appropriate to utilize reports to provide greater specificity of the anatomical site as documented by the provider.

Cardiovascular System – March 2022 Coding Tip

By Staff / March 17, 2022

For 2022, these are additions, subtractions, and changes to the CPT codes in the cardiovascular system.

Diagnosis Coding to the Highest Level of Specificity Means Fewer Claim Denials

By Staff / March 16, 2022
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Each year the CMS releases updates to the ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes effective October 1st, but an important change may have gone unnoticed.

Addition of April 1st Maintenance of the ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS Coding Systems

By Staff / March 11, 2022

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) announced in the fiscal year 2022 Hospital Prospective Payment System final rule published on August 2, 2021 that it is adopting an April 1 implementation date for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS code updates, in addition to the annual October 1 update, beginning with April 1, 2022. The April 1…

UASI recognized as 2022 Top Performer by KLAS Research

By Bob Santoro / March 1, 2022
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UASI received the number one ranking for Outsourced Coding in the 2022 Best in KLAS: Software & Services report. The Best in KLAS report recognizes software and services companies who excel in helping healthcare professionals improve patient care. All rankings are a result of direct feedback from healthcare providers over the last year.

ICD-11 Officially Released for Implementation

By Mary Stanfill / February 21, 2022
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On February 11th, the World Health Organization (WHO) released ICD-11 2022. This is the official version of the eleventh revision.

Kidney Transplant – February 2022 Coding Tip

By Staff / February 21, 2022

February 2022’s coding tip covers Chronic Kidney Disease and the codes associated with it that indicate issues but not transplant failure.