tci Part B Insider - 2015 Issue 12

Part B Coding Coach: Keep Your H. pylori Test Coding on Track With These Quick Tips

Tip: Keep in mind that payers may vary widely on this topic. If you gastro reports H. pylori tests, you’ll need to ensure that you know when you are eligible to claim the tests, how to report various aspects of the tests, and what pitfalls await you if you slip. Find out if you’re getting the maximum mileage out of the tests your practice administers.  Choose Your C’s For Breath Tests  The breath tests are a non-invasive method of detecting the presence of H. pylori, the bacteria responsible for causing gastric, peptic and duodenal ulcers...

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