Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self. - Cyril Connolly
Thursday, January 11, 2007
How to speak Insurancese.....
From an actual email I received:
A 58-year-old man was referred from Dr. X for the evaluation of 719.46 The patient underwent an out-of-network 99244 on Monday. A 20610 of J7320 x2 were authorized and performed. Blood tests, 83001, 83002, 84146, and 84403 were in the normal range. Multiple 89310s revealed 606.0. 76870 and 76872 were performed and were normal. A 99213 was then undertaken with the patient and Dr. Y and the patient was counseled by Dr. Y to undergo a 73560, 73564, 73565 and a 73580 with 29880, of course, all under 27570.