Think you know all there is to know about coding? Here’s a chance to find out. Each month in “From the College,” we’ll present a coding scenario to test your knowledge. Tell us how you would answer the question by e-mailing the ACR coding/practice management list serve. Want to take part in this exercise but haven’t signed up for the list serve? It’s quick and easy to join! Go to http://lists.rheumatology.org/read/all_forums and follow the instructions.
November Coding Scenario: An established 60-year-old female with severe rheumatoid arthritis presents for her first dosage of infliximab (the patient is currently on methotrexate and prednisone). A chest X-ray and TB skin test were ordered and reviewed prior to the day of the infusion. The patient is infused for two hours and 38 minutes with 600 mg of infliximab. How should this visit be coded?
If you want to see your answer in a future issue, please include the scenario month and your name, practice, city, and state with your answer. If you have any questions, please contact the ACR coding specialists Antanya Chung, CPC, or Melesia Collins, CPC, at (404) 633-3777.
Look for the answer in the January 2007 “From the College.”