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2012 June Items

Supreme Court upholds Obamacare 5-4

June 28, 2012
View the article on CNN: Supreme Court upholds Obamacare 5-4 The court determened that the individual mandate is essentially a tax on individuals wealthy enough to afford health insurance but who choose not to purchase it.Since congress has the power to tax, the fine is to be considered a tax a... Read More

Quarter 2 AHA Coding Clinic (HCPCS) Available

June 28, 2012
As part of the AHA Coding Clinic for HCPCS add-on, the articles for Quarter 2 of 2012 are now available.Highlights from this issue include: Coding Hernia Repairs Ask the Editor Resection of Bladder Tumor Removal of a Fibrin Sheath under Fluoroscopic Guidance Appropriate Codin... Read More

New: Medicare Redetermination Filing Date Calculator

June 28, 2012
Find-A-Code has added a new calcualtor to help you determine the Medicare Redetermination Filing dates.According to section "310.2 - Time Limit for Filing a Request for Redetermination" of the PUB-100 manual 100-04 (chapter 29): "A party must file a request for redetermination within 120 days... Read More

Updates: Medicare manuals & Factsheets, ICD-9/10 Addenda & Appendices

June 22, 2012
We've been pretty busy here at Find-A-Code updating many of the Medicare manuals (PUB-100 and Paper-Based), Medicare Factsheets, ICD-9/10 Addenda & Appendices and other PDF files.The following list identifies many of the pages that have been added, updated and in some cases moved or removed:Gene... Read More

April 2012 CPT® Assistant Available

June 08, 2012
As part of the CPT® Assistant Archives package, the archives for April 2012 are now available. Highlights from this issue include: Peripheral Vascular Changes Coding Clarification: Administration/Monitoring of Oral Multiple Sclerosis Treatment Therapy Coding Brief: Cranial Tong Application... Read More

New Find-A-Code Feature: Stedman's Medical Dictionary

June 07, 2012
We're pleased to announce the integration of a new feature into Stedman's Medical Dictionary.This online version of the dictionary matches up definitions with terms taken directly from a code's description to give you the definitions you need, right away. You don't even need to leave... Read More

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