tci Part B Insider - 2009 Issue 35

PART B CODING COACH: Medicare Might Pay for Mycotic Nail Debridement

Know frequency limitations for CPT 11720 and CPT 11721 . If Medicare routinely denies claims you submit with 11720 or 11721, take heart: Many carriers actually cover debridement. Read on for simple ways to avoid denials and recoup your rightful  payment for "routine foot care." Follow Criteria for Procedure Codes When it's time to report mycotic nail debridement, you have three coding choices: • 11720 -- Debridement of nail(s) by any method(s); one to five • 11721 -- ... 6 or more • G0247 -- Routine foot care by a physician of a diabetic patient with diabetic sensory neuropathy resulting...

To read the full article, sign in and subscribe to tci Part B Insider.

Keep pace with evolving Medicare regulations with timely analysis of critical updates interpreted in an easy-to-follow, easy-to-apply format. Your subscription to TCI’s Part B Insider will equip you to navigate code and guideline changes, CCI edits, and revisions to modifiers, the fee schedule, OIG target areas, and more.

  • Current newsletters added each month
  • Fully searchable archives - over 4800 articles
  • ALL years/issues back to 2003 organized by year and issue
  • Codes mentioned in articles are linked to Code Information pages
  • Code Information pages link back to related articles
Access to this feature is available in the following products:
  • tci Part B Insider +Archives

free demo
request yours today
for any budget
sign IN
welcome back!