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Beth Martilik

Part 5: CPT Breast Education Series | Breast Reconstruction Using Autologous Tissue Flaps

Part 5: CPT Breast Education Series | Breast Reconstruction Using Autologous Tissue Flaps

This is Part 5 of a 6-part series focusing on CPT coding of breast procedures. There are many different types of breast procedures, each having potential stumbling-blocks for coders. This series will address several of the more confusing topics. Part 5 focuses on the coding of different types of autologous tissue breast reconstruction procedures.

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Part 4: CPT Breast Education Series | Use of Acellular Dermal Matrix with Breast Implant Reconstruction

Part 4: CPT Breast Education Series | Use of Acellular Dermal Matrix with Breast Implant Reconstruction

This is Part 4 of a 6-part series focusing on CPT coding of reconstructive procedures following mastectomy. There are many different types of breast reconstruction procedures, each having potential stumbling-blocks for coders. Part 4 focuses on the use of acellular dermal matrix with breast implant reconstruction.

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Part 3: CPT Breast Education Series | Immediate Versus Delayed Permanent Breast Implant Reconstruction

Part 3: CPT Breast Education Series | Immediate Versus Delayed Permanent Breast Implant Reconstruction

This is Part 3 of a 6-part series focusing on CPT coding of breast procedures. There are many different types of breast procedures, each having potential stumbling-blocks for coders. This series will address several of the more confusing topics. Part 3 focuses on the difference between immediate and delayed permanent breast implant reconstruction.

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Part 2: CPT Breast Education Series | Breast Implant Reconstruction Using A Tissue Expander

Part 2: CPT Breast Education Series | Breast Implant Reconstruction Using A Tissue Expander

This is Part 2 of a 6-part series focusing on CPT coding of breast procedures. There are many different types of breast reconstruction procedures, each having potential stumbling-blocks for coders. This series will address several of the more confusing topics. Part 2 focuses on the use of tissue expanders in breast reconstruction.

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Part 1: CPT Breast Education Series | Overview of Breast Reconstruction

Part 1: CPT Breast Education Series | Overview of Breast Reconstruction

This is Part 1 of a 6-part series focusing on CPT coding of reconstructive procedures following mastectomy.  There are many different types of breast reconstruction procedures, each having potential stumbling-blocks for coders. Part 1 is an overview of the types of breast reconstruction techniques commonly used.  Future topics in this series will go into more detail of each technique and the CPT coding implications.

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Query Tip: How to Be More Efficient

Query Tip: How to Be More Efficient

The key to making the query process more efficient is to look for words or documentation while reviewing the record that may signal a potential query opportunity and to note the finding at that time. By the time a coder reaches the end of a record, documentation may have been found to eliminate the need for the query.

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