You have coded one or more CPT codes designated as `separate procedure'. If the procedure was carried out as an integral part of another procedure already coded then the separate procedure CPT code should be deleted.
These codes MAY be listed with modifier -59 if the separate procedure is...
The physician repairs a sliding inguinal hernia. The physician makes a groin incision. The hernia sac is identified and dissected from surrounding structures. The hernia sac is opened and the abdominal viscera attached to the sac are dissected away from the sac if possible. The hernia...
Definitely complicated...this is my take on the procedure:
24545-LT - Dx: S42422B
In 24545, the physician performs open treatment of a supracondylar or transcondylar humeral fracture that does not have an extending fracture line present between the condyles. In 24546, the humeral condylar...
Question bone grafting delayed union humerus fx
If I were to code this in our clinic...with regard to the removal of fixation device (screw), which was presumably attached to the plate in which surgeon debrided fibrous union with a curette. This type of debridement would be included in the...
Fracture Care to Surgery
Was surgical intervention planned at the time of applying the cast? If so, you would append Modifier 58 to the surgery.
If this was not a "planned" decision for surgery, append modifier 78 to the surgery.
Either way, you can still bill for the office visit!
19101 or 19110?
Take a look at:
19120 - Excision of cyst, fibroademoma, or other benign or malignant tumor, aberrant breast tissue, duct lesion, nipple or areolar lesion, open, male or female, 1 or more lesions
Was surgeon aware of the small bowel perforation, prior to performing surgery?
(perforation may have been caused intraoperatively?)
If not, this is an incidental finding, and cannot be billed. You still definitely need to code the Dx "perforation of small bowel"...but do not code the...
Am I giving this OP Note too much thought?!?! Help please!
29823,59,RT - Debridement
+29826,RT - Decompression, acromioplasty
29824,RT - Distal claviculectomy
Note: Report makes no mention of tenodesis of biceps, only debridement