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We have a patient that was seen for sebaceous adenoma on the nose. I billed it to medicare and it was denied as not medically necessary.
We did Mohs surgery on this patient. I have been told to just w... [ Read More ]
How would you code 3rd degree electrical burn, deep tissue, flank, caused by a pacemaker shock while not grounded.
I'm thinking maybe
942.43, 3rd degree burn, trunk, deep, w/o loss of body part
948.... [ Read More ]
A patient has second degree burns to 15% of his body and third degree burns to 5% of his body.
Which code from category 948 is appropriate to report total body surface involved in the burn?... [ Read More ]
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[QUOTE="mitchellde, post: 310467, member: 30657"]the correct answer for the case study is 984.10 total body percent burned is 10% only 2% is 3rd degree.in the link you provided on pg 38 the total body... [ Read More ]
the correct answer for the case study is 984.10 total body percent burned is 10% only 2% is 3rd degree.in the link you provided on pg 38 the total body percentage burned is 64% which is fourth digit 6... [ Read More ]
[QUOTE="mitchellde, post: 310421, member: 30657"]
So if you only have 2nd degree you do not code the 948 codes.[/quote]
Hello Ms. Mitchell, thanks for responding. I was leaning toward that but then t... [ Read More ]
the 948 codes are used only when you have 3rd degree burns. The 4th character is for the entire body amount burned and the 5th is for that percent which is 3rd degree.
so 948.11 would mean you have 1... [ Read More ]
I've been trying to understand the guidelines regarding burn coding and I'm kind of making myself confused. Now guidelines state that code section 948 is to be used for extent of body surface pertai... [ Read More ]
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