Oct 1st, 2012
By Wendy Grant, CPC There is no quick way to code an operative (op) report. You must read and reread—think dissection—to be sure your coding reflects all the procedures and diagnoses performed. Code from the Body of the Report To code only the “preoperative diagnosis, postoperative diagnosis, and operation performed,” listed at the beginning of ...
Feb 1st, 2011
Each branch of the “family tree” can help you determine additional vessel orders. By Kimberly Engel, CPC Previously, we looked at how best to determine the order of vessels (“In the Journey Through Vessels, Code Destinations, Not Waypoints,” November 2010) and reviewed the basics of catheter placement (“Catheter Location, Not Wire, Decides Proper Interventional Coding,” ...