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    Ostomy management help

    Hi, Im looking for some help. Our general surgery department is starting a ostomy/wound care clinic. And the NP is looking for the best way to bill for her services. Some of these patients are within the 90 day post op period. When they come in she is spending anywhere from 30-45 mins teaching...
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    cpt code help abdominal silo

    Please help. I have a patient who has a diagnosis of Inestinal perforation and abdominal compartment syndrome. The patient went to the OR had a closure of the duodenal ulcer, placement of a graham patch and placement of a abdominal silo. The patient has MA, which means I can't submit unlisted...
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    tips for passing the cpc exam!

    Know your modifiers Know the modifiers..I was able to elminate alot of wrong answers by modifiers and diagnosis codes. Even if I was learly on the procedure codes. elminating the wrong answers is key.:o
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    Debluking SACROCOCCYGEAL TERATOMA

    Help!! I am trying to located a procedure code for debulking SACROCOCCYGEAL TERATOMA. All the codes I am finding are for when it is done prenatally, prior to delivery. Wondering if this should be a unlisted??? 58999????
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    CPC Exam Scores - Does anyone know what percentage is needed

    Notes/highlightening in books I just took the CPC exam for my first time on 6-8 and passed. And the things that helped me, were my notes in the books..( muscle names/ parts of the stomach/med. term). But also, I crossed out the wrong answers immediately in the exam booklet itself. the proctor...
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    Help with Adrenal mass Resection

    I am having trouble coding a lap. bilateral adernal mass resection. The closest code I am coming to is 60650-but that is a with adrenalectomy, partial or complete, or exploration of adrenal gland with or without biopsy. Anyone know how i would bill a mass resection only???? Thanks so much!!
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    Help with Adrenal Nass Resection

    I am having trouble coding a lap. bilateral adernal mass resection. The closest code I am coming to is 60650-but that is a with adrenalectomy, partial or complete, or exploration of adrenal gland with or without biopsy. Anyone know how i would bill a mass resection only???? Thanks so much!!
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    Help with Pyloromyotomy

    Thank you ...
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    Help with Pyloromyotomy

    Recently my doctors have started doing Pyloromyotomy's laparoscopically. But I can not find a code that says laparoscopic approach. Someone told me that the 43520 is still ok b/c the approach is just laparoscopic...but I'd like to see your opinions... Any advice would be great!
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