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    Presacral Biopsy

    49180 & 77012 as I would consider this presacral Bx retroperitoneal.
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    71045 and 74018

    The April 2018 NCCI tables have been published on the CMS website; the edit has been deleted effective Jan. 1, 2018. Thanks to the ACR.
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    96372 and 96361

    96372 does not have an initial versus subsequent designation, so it should not be considered the primary code for add on CPT code +96361. The parenthetical note in CPT identifies the possible primary code(s): "(Report 96361 to identify hydration if provided as a secondary or subsequent...
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    IR Resources

    I've been using Dr Z's for a few years now...I prefer the ZHealth Publishing products. The instructions and diagrams are usually very detailed and relatively easy to follow for even the most difficult IRD procedures. I have tried MedLearn, however prefer the content and layout of Dr Z's, it's...
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    facility critical care

    Critical care is coded (facility) when performed in the ER...Hospitals bill critical care for ED cases when the requirements of critical care have been met. Hope this helps,
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    New to Urology

    "temporary" ureteral stent placement during cystourethroscopic diagnostic or therapeutic interventions is an integral component of those endoscopic procedures and would not warrant additional reporting. The insertion of a "temporary" stent refers to those types that are used during the...
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    Cpt 96367

    No mod on 96367.
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    new coder needs help with debridement of burn

    See CPT codes: 16020-16030 Hope this helps,
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    Searching for J code for Sorbitol/Manitol

    J2150 injection Mannitol, 25% in 50ml Osmitrol Hope this helps
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    Help with Angioplasty coding please

    As per NCCI edits CPT codes 37228 and 75710 will generate a "bundling" edit. The guidelines for when the codes can and cannot be reported together are found in the CPT manual page 373, just prior to CPT code 75600. The guideline lists when diagnostic angiography should NOT be used with...
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    Encoders - I am beginning to research encoders for our practice

    3M is an excellent encoder, however you must invest in the optional references for optimal results. CPT Assistants, AHA ICD-9 & HCPCS Coding clinics, Fay Brown, Dr Z's, Abbreviations, etc. Hope this helps,
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    Non-Stress Echo with Contrast

    TTE/ TEE: See 93306, 93307, 93312 or C8923- C8925... Hope this helps,
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    Dx code help

    I have no reference, however 3M assignes 746.89 Congenital anomoly of the heart. Hope this helps,
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    US CPT Coding

    There is a CPT Assistant, Clinical Example (2001) which indicates that if the pregnancy was "definitely known" based on previous diagnostic studies or physician evaluation and the US does not currently demonstrate an IUP; the Obstetrical US codes should be used as the US was ordered based on the...