Just Coding: Learn how to read an OP report

Following the 20th annual National Conference in Las Vegas, Just Coding was one of several media professionals in attendance. As a result the article “Learn how to read an OP report” was issued by senior managing editor Michelle Leppart, CPC-A on how to properly read an OP report, highlighting presenter Lynn Pegram, CPC, CEMC,CPC-I, CGSC.

“Coders need to understand what is included in the general surgical package. These services are not separately billable and include:

Evaluation and Management – CEMC

  • Local infiltration, metacarpal, metatarsal, and digital block
  • Subsequent to the decision for surgery, one related evaluation and management (E/M) encounter on the date immediately prior to or on the date of the procedure
  • Writing orders
  • Evaluating patient in the post?anesthesia recovery area
  • Immediate post?operative care”

Read the full article here.

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