Recent content by Anita Johnson

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    Coding Overactive Bladder as Chronic Condition with Rotator Cuff repair

    Well said Thomas! In a perfect world the coders would receive this information BEFORE they start coding for any health system.
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    Question Lap surgery help, please.

    I would look at 49002.
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    New coder / Question about documentation

    Previous chart notes when coding surgery Hi Debra, If a provider links with date and signature, the H&P that was done when the decision was made for surgery and it is less than 30 days old, can you use it for additional diagnosis coding when the operative note does not include chronic...
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    Moderate MDM

    "Management" vs "Writing 7-10 day Rx" Mod risk? Having experienced a CMS audit of E/M services, I can tell you flat out with certainty that CMS does NOT consider writing a script for a 7-10-14 day Rx "prescription drug management" in all cases and an automatic "moderate" risk. The...
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    Auditing Using 1995 Guidelines

    Exam 1995 DG's - additional question/info??? Hello all, I LOVE Tessa's idea of having the provider define his/her single system exam for the record and filing it in your compliance plan. However, many of us are responsible for auditing hundreds of providers from multiple health systems. Any...
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    Charging ED visit and admission/delivery same day

    Hello all, I have a client (large hospital system) that bills for an ED visit when seen by an OB Triage provider when they are admitted the same day for active labor and delivery occurs. Does anyone know if this is kosher? Wouldn't the "ED"/Triage provider's evaluation that the patient is in...
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    Laparoscopic cholecystectomy with failed cholangiogram

    47562 I would not bill at all for the failed procedure. You will get reduced payment for the completed lap choley if you amend either the 52 or 53. Neither of which is appropriate in this case. Not done, not done. Best of luck. Anita Johnson, CCS, CCS-P, CPC, CPMA
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    lazy susan two sided coding book stand

    Yes!!! I am very interested in the book stand. I know many of the coders here will be as well. Can you give me the specifications including size, color, price and shipping costs? Thank you. Anita Johnson, CCS-P, CPC, CPMA
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    *** New Opportunity for CPC's!

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    Could use some help on general Surgery note 3

    76098 is all you are missing The provider looked radiologically at the specimen(s). Good luck on the next round!
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    Could use some help on general Surgery note 3

    Last Code! hI. You are missing the code for examining the specimen under xray. Try adding 76098. Thanks. AJ
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    Appendectomy Question

    Peritoneal implant? This is an operative note I would like to see in full. Please forward to my email? Thanks.
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    Tips for CPMA Exam

    CPMA Study Buddy Thank you so much for the tips. I have yet to locate a "study buddy", but I did receive some additional materials to study from a colleague. I will heed your advice as well and hopefully pass the exam on the first try. Once again, my thanks.
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    Excision of Gastrocutaneous Fistula

    Fistula Why not 43880?