Clinical Examples

Clinical Examples

The clinical examples that are provided here are limited to Office or Other Outpatient Services, Hospital Inpatient Services, Consultation, Emergency and Critical Care services. These clinical examples do not encompass the entire scope of medical practice. Inclusion or exclusion of any particular specialty group does not infer any judgment of importance or lack thereof; nor…

List Of All CPT Modifiers

List Of All CPT Modifiers

Modifier – as the name implies a modifier will modify a service / procedure or an item under certain circumstances for appropriate reimbursement. Modifiers may add information or change the description according to the physician documentation to give more specificity for the service or procedure rendered. Appending of an appropriate modifier will effectively respond to…

ICD 10 Code For Dysphagia

Dysphagia is a medical term used to describe difficulty swallowing. It can include the difficulty swallowing (so-called oropharyngeal dysphagia) or the sensation of food sticking to the neck or the chest (so-called esophageal dysphagia). Oropharyngeal dysphagia is the result of the abnormal function of the nerves and muscles in the mouth (pharynx) and the throat…

ICD 10 Codes For Back Pain

Chronic back pain (LBP) is one of the most common disability causes among US adults under 45, and 10% to 20% of American workers report persistent back pain. When back pain disappears with rest, home remedies or medical treatments may become necessary, such as over-the-counter painkillers and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen. Epidural…

What Is CPT Code 83036?

Two basic criteria must be met for Medicare to provide testing and diagnostic services. Tests and diagnostic services are covered by Medicare for certain procedures, such as routine exams, but are not covered until they are medically necessary or indicated. Medicares payments for clinical laboratory tests are usually less than the fee plan amount and…

What Is CPT Code 36415?

According to the CPT manual, the correct code for venous puncture encoding is CPT 36415 (venous blood collection by venous puncture). This code is not intended for specific purposes, but for the total number of venous punctures. For a significant number of doctors who take blood in their practice to perform a laboratory test, the…