Avoid Duplication of Diagnoses

Avoid Duplication of Diagnoses

Share this page: Although multiple segments or regions may be involved in the cause of a patient’s ailment, it is important to identify the main segment or region and report the diagnosis specifically.  Medicare has recently reaffirmed that duplication of diagnoses on...
A Date with Box 14

A Date with Box 14

Share this page: Recently, Medicare announced they will be beginning a new round of Medicare audits.  Medicare audits continue as part of the contractor’s responsibilities.  While it’s true that typically they are just “fishing,” certain information you send in...
How to Diagnose Radiculopathy

How to Diagnose Radiculopathy

Share this page: Question: Dr. Kotlar, “I want to report a radiculopathy ICD-10 code. My patient has neck pain with radiating pain and tingling into the right arm. Do I need to order an MRI? What is the best radiculopathy code to use?” Answer: Radiculopathy is caused...