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June 2009
Vol. 19 No. 6
Practice Management
New “Ask the Coder” Service Answers CPT Questions

IDSA has a new resource to help answer your tough coding questions. Launching July 1, the “Ask the Coder” e-mail portal will send your questions to a certified professional coder for a response. This service is available to IDSA members and their staff.

Evaluation and management (E&M) service codes and other current procedural terminology (CPT) codes commonly used by infectious diseases specialists are prone to frequent billing and coding errors. Some of the errors are due to the subjective nature of picking the right code level for E&M service codes. A lack of familiarity with the rules governing inpatient consultations, subsequent hospital visits, prolonged services, and “incident to” billing can cause other errors.

Look for an e-mail with more details about this new service. Please also see IDSA’s other online billing and coding resources.
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