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Tips for Avoiding Podiatry Coding Mistakes

With detailed and specific codes, podiatry coding is a specialized process. Any mistake in selecting codes can lead to claim denials and thus reimbursement issues. Podiatry practices must also be up to date with the rapid changes in the coding standards or they may have to face decreased revenue. Here are some key tips to […]

Reporting Wart Removal/ Destruction

Warts are local growths in the skin caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) infection. It appears as small lumps on the skin of the hands and feet. Different types of warts are – flat, genital, tuberculosis and plantar warts. Left untreated, warts can spread to other parts of the foot or even to the hands or […]

How Insurance Verification Services Can Benefit a Podiatry Practice

Patient eligibility verification or insurance verification refers to checking a patient’s active coverage with the insurer and verifying the eligibility of his or her insurance claims. Podiatrists need to verify each patient’s eligibility and benefits to ensure they will receive payment for services rendered. As handling insurance is one of the most difficult tasks for […]

Four Most Common Neuropathy Types and Causes [Infographic]

Based on the type and location of the nerves affected, neuropathy is classified into four types: peripheral, cranial, autonomic and focal. Neuropathy can be hereditary or acquired. For podiatrists providing treatment for neuropathy conditions, outsourced podiatry billing is a feasible option for efficient claims submission. Check out the infographic below

ICD 10 Coding for Diabetic Foot Ulcers

Foot problems are quite common in people with diabetes. Having too much glucose (sugar) in your blood can result in low blood flow to the affected areas and reduced white blood cell function. Poorly controlled diabetes often results in complications such as foot ulcers. Regarded as the most common reason for hospital stays among people […]