Sep 1st, 2012
By Govind Acharya, MD, FACS Reconstructive plastic surgeons offer several procedures for breast reconstruction. Many women opt for immediate breast reconstruction at the time of mastectomy. Here, we will discuss immediate breast reconstruction using expander-implant and dermal allograft. Breast Reconstruction Progresses in Three Stages Stage 1 A patient is scheduled for mastectomy by her oncologic ...
Jun 10th, 2011
By Sarah Reed, CPC, and G. John Verhovshek, MA, CPC When properly applied, modifier 22 Increased procedural services allows a physician to receive greater reimbursement for an especially difficult or time-consuming procedure. But getting modifier 22 claims paid requires more than just extra work in the operating room—it also means a greater effort when documenting ...
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Jul 2nd, 2010
Eleven new CPT® Category III codes were implemented July 1 by the American Medical Association (AMA). The codes were introduced Jan. 1 and will be included in CPT® 2011. Also among the updates are several new and two revised Category III codes that will be implemented in 2011 and two new and Category III codes that will appear in CPT® ...