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    BMI

    I think if they ever mention the BMI on the report where you code you need to code it.
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    Ip procedurs (10-pcs) question

    I am still fairly new to Inpatient coding and had a question regarding the global days. Do the PCS codes have global days? I was looking at the Medicare Physician Fee schedule and looks like I wasn't able to pull up and Inpatient codes. Any help will be appreciated.
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    Inpatient coding guidelines

    Pam I have another question.. So for Inpatient procedures reimbursable separately or if it is globally included? Or does it depend on what the procedure is?
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    Fluroscopy 76000

    I have a question when this is coded. It states this is used for up to 1 hr. I have a claim that they did use 76000 but states on the report that it was performed for only 2 minutes. Since they still use it can I still code it or not because it is only for 2 min? I just want to double check on...
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    Inpatient coding guidelines

    I am working towards getting my cert in inpatient coding but do have a question when it comes to diagnosis coding. So if the patient came to the ER then was admitted as inpatient would I just code off the discharge summary or can I code from the discharge summary and the ER report? I just want...
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    Bundling Issues

    I received a denial which they performed 29580 and 11042 which the letter (from BCBS) states that these code cannot be coded together. I double checked in the book and not seeing any issues with those codes being coded together. A modifier has already been appended on 29580. Is there any...
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    Stat lab list-cms

    I have an account which the CPT codes 81001 and 87086 denied due to those codes not being on STAT lab list. I have tried looking up the list on CMS and unable to find anything. I haven't heard anything about this until today. I am not sure if it named under something else but if anyone does know...
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    How to code.. (pysch)

    I have a denial due to dx code T74.31XA being as primary dx (IP). I looked through the account and was unable to find another dx code (other than what I have below). From the T74 code that was for "made statements of self-harm". Is there another diagnosis code that I could use for that...
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    Hcpcs implant codes c1758, c2617, c1769

    I was trying to look at Medicare's guidelines on this issue but haven't found anything. Any idea where it would be on the CMS website ?
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    Rev cod 250 and 270

    I have an observation account which Rev code 250 and 270 denied on the account saying that both are not being within the scope of Medicaid contract. I have been looking online to see if there is any rules with this and not finding anything. All I know is that those rev codes do not require a...
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    Hcpcs implant codes c1758, c2617, c1769

    Has anyone that works in a hospital having bundling/packaging issue with HCPCS C (implant) codes? I have one account (BCBS) that they performed a cystoscopy and used C codes for ureter stent (C2617), catheter (C1758) and a wired guidance which blue cross and blue shields denied reimbursement for...
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    Hcpcs implant codes c1725, c1769, c1760

    Has anyone that works in a hospital having bundling/packaging issue with HCPCS C (implant) codes? I have one account (BCBS) that they performed a cystoscopy and used C codes for ureter stent (C2617), catheter (C1758) and a wired guidance which blue cross and blue shields denied reimbursement for...
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    Cpt code help

    Is there a CPT code for intrathecal pain block? I know it would be in the nervous system section but not sure which one. Please help!
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    Picc

    So a patient comes in to get blood drawn and they are unable to find a vein so they call a PICC nurse and she uses the ultrasound to find a vein. In this case would you code for the PICC line and if so what CPT/HCPCS code would I code? If they are using a machine to help find a vein I believe it...
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    Drug screening code 80307

    For anyone that codes for ER department is coding for a drug urine screen code still 80307 or did the code change to something else? On the UB it states G0480 and then on the system that I look at to code I still have 80307. I just wanted to double check that I didn't miss any changes on this...
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