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    996.73 vs 629.32

    Which ICD-9 code would you use? 996.73 vs 629.32. Do I have enough documentation for exposure of mesh into vagina or through vaginal wall? PREOPERATIVE DIAGNOSIS: Chronic severe pelvic pain, status post Prolift mesh insertion with secondary scarring and mesh retraction. POSTOPERATIVE...
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    Transanal hemorrhoidal dearterialization

    Thanks for the recent input. We are an anesthesia group, so I don't think I would bill a Cat III code, but it's always good to have the information.
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    lap assisted sigmoid colectomy

    When you have time, will someone please review this op report and tell me how you would code? I looking at 44204 and 44207. It seems I have documentation for low pelvic anastomosis, but I would like someone to take a look at it. Thanks so much in advance. PREPROCEDURE DIAGNOSIS: Recurrent...
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    Modifying Units

    The total amount of units is 7 plus any modifiers. The base units total 5 plus time units equal to 2. Remember one time unit for every 15 minutes. I'm not sure what your system is giving you.
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    Butt implants/gluteal augmentation

    Quick!!! Help!!! I am trying to find the code for a butt implant (gluteal augmentation) procedure? Please advise and thanks in advance for your help.
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    Please help with bypass graft coding

    Hey, thanks in advance for all the help and advice. I am looking at CPT codes 35585, 35566, or 35666. Any clues/tips to help distinguish between in-situ vein, vein, or other than vein will also be appreciated. I know the op report is long, but thank you for your time and advice. PREOPERATIVE...
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    Help with Lysis of vaginal adhesions?

    Look at 58660 or post the op report.
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    occurence codes

    Hey fellow coders, I am studying for the CPC-H exam, and I do not know if the list of occurence codes are located in any of our coding manuals. I found a list online, but I cannot take this into the exam with me. Does anyone know if they are found in our books? Thanks in advance!!!
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    frustration with office staff

    I agree-knowledge is power. If you can support your codes, there is nothing to argue.
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    abdominal abscess and revision of hartmanns procedure

    Thanks I really appreciate your coding advice!
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    abdominal abscess and revision of hartmanns procedure

    Please advise with proper codes. Thanks in advance!!! PREOPERATIVE DIAGNOSIS: 1. Abdominal wall abscess. 2. Peritoneal abscess with suspected Hartmann pouch disruption. POSTOPERATIVE DIAGNOSIS: 1. Abdominal wall abscess. 2. Peritoneal abscess with Hartmann pouch disruption. OPERATION...
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    occurence codes

    Where can I find occurence codes? Are they in any of the coding manuals? Thanks in advance!
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    Battery Change for spine nuerostimulator

    This is exactly how I would code the battery replacement. Now, if the pulse generator or receiver is revised or removed all together, then report code 63688. However, you should not report these two codes together.
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    01967 with 01968

    Yes, you should bill 01967 for first day and 01968 for the second.