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Part 2 Open surgical procedures and nonoperative procedures Last month we discussed coding arthroscopic knee procedures. Now lets address coding open knee procedures as well as nonoperative services i... [ Read More ]
Question What is the distinction in ICD9CM category 715 between localized and generalized osteoarthrosis as well as between primary and secondary What do these terms mean in this context Answer Osteoa... [ Read More ]
In aclinical policy bulletin CPB Aetnaclarifies its stance on the use of medical maggots for biosurgery. Aetna revised its policy May 8 to state that effective Aug. 17 2001 it considersmedical maggots... [ Read More ]
I need help...since 12/12/21 I am getting my CPT code 00731 (anesthesia for upper endoscopic procedures) rejected by Medicare. Explanation on EOB is saying due to an LCD determination- I looked up t... [ Read More ]
I do not have my new CPT books yet and I was wondering if these are the anesthesia cross walk codes you are using in 2022 for :
MBB range 64490 - 64493 01937 or 01938
RFA range 64633 - 64635 01... [ Read More ]
We've always used 01992 as the crosswalk for 64493, but since the new codes came out my boss is using 01940 as a crosswalk for it. 01940 is destruction procedures by neurolytic agent, so why would she... [ Read More ]
Here is my situation.
Pt was in the preop holding area being prepped for a urological procedure. The anesthesiologist administered Fentanyl. The patient went into tachycardia and had to immediately... [ Read More ]