How a Podiatrist can maximize billing an I and D in a Nursing Home.

As a Podiatrist you are probably seeing a lot of ingrown and infected toenails in a nursing home.  And you are probably not getting reimbursed for what you feel you deserve.  So how do you increase the amount to get paid legally?  It really is simple to get paid more for 11060 code.  Generally speaking, if you are in the nursing home seeing a patient you are probably billing a lot of 11721, so my guess is the patient you saw you were just planning to bill 11721 and move on.  But now that you saw abscess you are just going to bill 11060.  I am here to tell you you should bill both. Its simple:




Make sure to include the modifiers it will make it worth it in the end.

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