Tag Archives: Toolkit

Our Flow Chart Does the Incident-To Decision Making for You

Posted on 17. Feb, 2009 by .


Suppose your nonphysician practitioner sees a patient on a day when your physician is working, but is out at lunch. Can you bill the service incident-to? The answer is no.

Use this handy flow chart, created by Barbara Cobuzzi, MBA, CENTC, CPC-H, CPC-P, CPC-I, CHCC, president of CRN Healthcare Solutions, Tinton Falls, N.J. to help you determine when you can bill services incident-to and when you can’t.

Please click here for flow chart.

CD from our live conference: Dr. Tuck’s reimbursement tips for NPPs and other physician extenders.

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Coder’s Anatomy: What does a knee arthroscopy LOOK like?

Posted on 10. Feb, 2009 by .


Yes, it’s true. The feds have some goodies that can actually make your day easier.

Say you’re sweating over an op report, and you’re having trouble visualizing what the surgeon did. Help is just a (free) click away at the National Library of Medicine’s A.D.A.M. Encyclopedia.

Just for grins, let’s look at what they have for us coders working on knee arthroscopy notes:

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