Internal Medicine: Cardiac Screenings, Diabetes, Flu Shots and Observations

Learn how to streamline your internal medicine coding and get tips on avoiding denials.

Avert Cardiology Test Denials with This Medicare Coverage Round-Up

Watch out: Stress test is not part of Medicare’s preventive service package.

Avoid making coding for cardiac screening a chamber of horrors with these quick tips on identifying and coding your internist’s cardiac tests.

When your internist screens a Medicare patient for cardiovascular disease, there are several tests she might perform. Medicare covers some cardiac screening procedures for asymptomatic patients; other types of tests, however, need to be prompted by medical necessity. Avoid miscoding and denials by using these tips for identifying the different types of cardiovascular screens your physician might perform in the office.


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