For better or worse, codes determine your reimbursement. Correct coding also keeps the auditors away. Guidance on CPT, ICD-9 and HCPCS coding is available from the WSMA's certified coders through the WSMA Coding Hotline.
The WSMA Coding Hotline is available by calling Michelle M. Lott, CPC, CPMA at (206) 441-9762 or 1 (800) 552-0612 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This service is FREE to WSMA member physicians and WSMGMA member practice managers and staff. Non-members can access this service for a prepaid fee of $120 per month for three questions per practice per month.
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