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COVID-19 POA Indicators – February 2021 Coding Tip

By Marcy Blitch / February 18, 2021

COVID-19 is a complex disease with a wide spectrum of clinical patterns. COVID-19 was initially viewed as primarily a respiratory disease, but is now recognized as a complex disorder affecting many body systems. Coding professionals need to be knowledgeable of the testing of COVID-19 (e.g., diagnostic and antibody tests) and the COVID-19 disease processes (e.g.,…

The Structure of ICD-11

By Staff / February 18, 2021

The eleventh version of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11) is structured very differently than previous ICD versions. At the core of this difference is the ICD-11 Foundation component and the ability to define a linearization. The Foundation is the underlying structure of ICD-11. It is a large data base that includes all ICD concepts,…

Introduction to ICD-11 Codes – UASI Lunch and Learn

By Mary Stanfill / February 10, 2021

Click the button below to download a PDF copy of Mary Stanfill’s Lunch and Learn, “Introduction to ICD-11 Codes.” Follow the link to view and listen to the recording of the presentation. UASI Lunch and Learn: Introduction to ICD-11 Codes – Zoom

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Coding Tip of the Month – January 2021

By Marcy Blitch / January 22, 2021

New Add-On-Code 57465 Computer-Aided Mapping of Cervix Uteri New  to Current Procedural Terminology 2021 is the add-on-code 57465. This code was created for the Female Genital System/Endoscopy subsection of the Surgery section to report computer-aided mapping of cervix uteri during colposcopy. +57465  Computer-aided mapping of cervix uteri during colposcopy, including optical dynamic spectral imaging and…

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Coding Tip of the Month – December 2020

By Marcy Blitch / December 21, 2020

CPT Coding Changes for 2021 Effective January 1, 2021 shoulder debridement codes 29822 and 29833 will be revised. Currently codes 29822 and 29823 only describe shoulder arthroscopy with limited and extensive debridement. Starting in January these codes will be revised to specify the number of “discrete” structures debrided and include anatomical examples.* 29822: Arthroscopy, shoulder,…

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FY21 E/M Changes – UASI Lunch and Learn

By Natalie Sartori / November 17, 2020

Click the button below to download a PDF copy of Natalie Sartori’s Lunch and Learn, “FY21 E/M Changes.”

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Telehealth Guidelines During COVID-19 – UASI Lunch and Learn

By Kathryn DeVault / October 12, 2020

Click the button below to download a PDF copy of Kathy DeVault’s Lunch & Learn, “Telehealth Guidelines During COVID-19.”

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FY 2021 Updates

By Natalie Sartori / October 6, 2020

Listed below are some highlights from the FY 2021 updates. It is important to review these updates and determine if there are any changes in coding processes as well as identifying documentation in the electronic medical record which is applicable to the new codes. UASI offers 3 complimentary 1-hour webinars that provide additional and more…

FY 2021 IPPS Updates

By Natalie Sartori / October 2, 2020

Below is the recorded presentation by Natalie Sartori from UASI regarding the upcoming FY 2021 IPPS Changes effective on October 1st, 2020.

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Coding Tip of the Month – September 2020

By Marcy Blitch / September 29, 2020

NEW CPT codes for COVID-19 Pandemic Published September 8th by the AMA Two new CPT codes as published by the AMA for novel coronavirus (COVID-19) related services. The first is CPT code 99072, Additional supplies, materials,  and clinical staff time over and above those usually included in an office visit or other non-facility service(s), when…