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    Question Confusing surgery cancellation

    Hello Dana, I have a follow up question, my co-worker was wonder the guideline states "when multiple surgical procedures are performed..." however the one procedure (back surgery) was not performed, it was cancelled. Would this make us have to code for the esophagus repair?
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    Question Confusing surgery cancellation

    Thank you Dana!
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    Question Confusing surgery cancellation

    Hello, How do you code Anesthesia, if the patient went in for back surgery and the surgeon was entering anterior for a ACDF and accidently nicked the patients esophagus, the surgery is cancelled and a different surgeon is called in to repair the nick. In the meantime Anesthesia never stops and...
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