Coding Corner

Each month, ACR coding specialists highlight rheumatology-specific coding issues in The Rheumatologist and provide the latest guidance on billing and compliance. Visit this page to see archive coding scenarios including, ICD-9, ICD-10, and CPT/HCPCS changes which impact physician billing.

Careful documentation and coding to the highest level of specificity are the best ways to ensure that all claims are substantiated. For additional questions on coding and billing, contact the ACR’s certified rheumatology coders at

2018 Coding Challenges