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 […]

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 […]

Podiatry Billing and Coding – Strategies for Success

Podiatrists may have to deal with diverse foot conditions – chronic or acute. Not all services are reimbursable. Most services related to the foot are based on medical necessity requirements, and this makes podiatry coding and billing rather complex. Key strategies involved in podiatry billing include: Insurance verification Podiatry billing process begins with insurance verification. […]

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