"Respecting what we believe is the intention of the CPT description, if the hernia repair is incidental, we will recommend not coding for the hernia repair," write the Painters.
Detailed consent statements are recommended, even for repeated treatments.
Ray Painter, MD, and Mark Painter answer a coding question regarding postvoid residual measurement.
"It should be noted that payer policies and payment for assistant at surgery will vary if you are paid as primary surgeon during the same encounter," write Ray Painter, MD, and Mark Painter.
In this article, Ray Painter, MD, and Mark Painter share with you steps you can take to increase your income, and, at the same time, significantly decrease the chances of take-backs.
"In this article, we attempt to provide a way for a practice to consider the question, 'Does this new technology make sense for my practice?' " write Ray Painter, MD, and Mark Painter.
The Painters also answer coding questions regarding prostate needle biopsy and InterStim.
Ray Painter, MD, and Mark Painter also answer coding questions regarding vasectomy and code 50543.
"One of the most common complaints we hear is, 'I am working harder and making less.' Even if you were perfect in billing and collections, this would be true," write the Painters.
"If you are hoping to be paid more with the –22 modifier, make sure you are committed to both the documentation and the follow-up," write Ray Painter, MD, and Mark Painter.