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    Iv hydration

    Hello, In this case, you would code the hydration because the hydration ran for 39 minutes alone (10:31-11:10). Hope this helps!
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    Dx Code for Hypoplastic neural foramen & Congenital hypoplastic vertebral artery??

    Dx Code for Hypoplastic neural foramen & Congenital hypoplastic vertebral artery?? Hello, Need help with the above dx's. I did come up with Q27.8 for Congenital hypoplastic vertebral artery but still unsure. I would really appreciate any other suggestions in this matter. Thanks in advance
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    Ear laceration repair/Complex or intermediate???

    Hello everyone, I have a question in regards to the below scenario. laceration anesthetized with 2% lidocaine, cartilage was reapproximated with 4-0 vicryl in a simple interrupted fashion. The skin was then closed with 4-0 nylon. I am leaning toward a Complex laceration repair due to...
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    Radiology/73701 & 72193???

    Hello, Is it appropriate to bill both 73701 & 72193 together? They are both comprehensive codes. There was a CT scan of the pelvis and CT scan of lower extremity from femoral head to just below the knee? Both with contrast. Any help would be appreciated.
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    Teaching Physician Rules??

    Hello everyone, I have a couple of questions in regards to the teaching physician rules. If a foley catheter is placed by nursing staff as ordered by resident but the teaching physician did not directly supervise the procedure, can you still pick up the procedure? The teaching physician does...
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    Procedure documentation??

    Hello, I would like to get an opinion on whether or not any of you think the below procedure description or documentation is enough to code the procedure. It is as follows: Distal radius & ulna fx, closed reduction under conscious sedation. Pt neurovascularly intact post reduction. Thanks in...
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    Need prior year books

    Hello, Try www.amazon.com. Hope this helps!!
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    Abscess drainage CPT???

    Hello Debra, That is the conclusion I came to as well. I didn't find a procedure code that would have been appropriate for what was described in the procedure note especially since there was no incision done. Thanks to both you and Jamitch for your help!!
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    Abscess drainage CPT???

    Hello, That was the complete procedure note I described above. No catheter involvement. I didn't think 10060 would apply since the procedure note doesn't state incision, only removal of eschar which allowed drainage of abscess. I'm still kind of on the fence with this one but I really...
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    Abscess drainage CPT???

    Hello, I have a procedure that I am unsure of what the appropriate CPT would be. The procedure note reads as follows: After cleaning area with alcohol the eschar was removed with forceps. A moderate amount of purulent material was expressed. The encoder is leading me to CPT 15002 but I don't...
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    Aromatase Inhibitor E code?

    Hello, Aromatose inhibitors are used to treat breast cancer, pre- or post-op. Therefore I would use E933.1 for adverse effect of Anastrozole given therapeutically. Hope his helps!!
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    DX??/Tracheotomy Comp/Dobb Hobb displacement

    Hello, Pt presents w/CC of Tracheotomy complication. Pt had a Dobb Hobb Tube in tracheal esophageal fistula. Dobb Hobb tube displaced. Dobb Hobb tube replaced via TE site. Would the correct dx be 519.09 or would 536.42 be the correct dx? Any help would be greatly appreciated!! Thanks in advance
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    Branchial Cleft Cyst I & D????

    Hello, I am trying to find the correct code for an I & D of a Branchial Cleft Cyst. I have viewed 42810 but that's an excision not an I & D. Does anyone else have any insight on the appropriate code for this procedure? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance Edit/Delete Message
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    Branchial Cleft Cyst I & D????

    Hello, I am trying to find the correct code for an I & D of a Branchial Cleft Cyst. I have viewed 42810 but that's an excision not an I & D. Does anyone else have any insight on the appropriate code for this procedure? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance
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    96372 w/units

    Hello, If you have multiple injections, you can list 96372 line by line or just simply list 96372 once w/the number of units(injections). For example, if you have 2 injections, you could list 96372 w/2 units. No modifier is required for multiple units. Hope this helps!!
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