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Are both visits combined for 1 total 99231 or 99232?
Ar... [ Read More ]
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INDICATION AND DESCRIPTION OF PROCEDURE: Right groin and right wrist were prepped and draped
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Status post repair of dural tear from an extensive instrumented posterior
spine fusion down at another facility with a persistent dural tear.
Repair of dural tear w... [ Read More ]
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