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The Jan. 13 social hour focused on updates to AAPC curriculum and certification exams. The bimonthly live sessions in the AAPC Facebook group have grown in popularity since their inception last Februa... [ Read More ]
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Do you see this as 44125? Or 44120.52-44310?
PREOPERATIVE DIAGNOSIS: Perforated NEC, s/p resection and abdominal closure
POSTOPERATIVE DIAGNOSIS: Same
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On Amount and/or Complexity of Data: I can't find anything that will help me determine whether my provider "reviewed the results" of a test or did an independent interpretation of a test. Do... [ Read More ]