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April 2016
Have a Question About Billing and Coding? Ask the Coder Can Help!
Ask the Coder, an online coding resource, helps IDSA members and their office staff with coding questions. The coding rules and regulations governing services such as inpatient consultations, subsequent hospital visits, and prolonged services are complicated, and choosing the appropriate CPT® code may be difficult. 

Ask the Coder can help with questions regarding the use of Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) and Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) codes. If you have a question about evaluation and management (E&M) codes or other codes within the CPT and HCPCS code set, take advantage of this member benefit by filling out the form on the Ask the Coder webpage (login required). IDSA staff will review and research your question and respond personally. 
In addition to Ask the Coder, IDSA also assists IDSA members and their office staff with other billing and coding questions through the Manage Your Practice website
Disclaimer: Given the inherent subjectivity of choosing the most appropriate CPT code or HCPCS code for services provided to patients, the answers supplied via Ask the Coder are provided for informational purposes only. Readers must use their independent, professional judgment in making coding decisions. IDSA assumes no risk in providing coding information and all risks are assumed by the provider, physician, or other qualified healthcare professional. CPT is copyright of the American Medical Association.

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