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    Help on tenotomy hip

    I would recommend to use unlisted for per-cutaneous tenotomy gluteal muscle. For open we have code 27006 but for per-cuteaneous we don't have any CPT code, hence recommend to use unlisted. As gluteal muscle is divided into two group : 1. Superficial abductors and extensors 2. Deep lateral...
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    Transgender Breast Reductions

    Query from the physician for the confirmation for the current status of gender weather patient is male or female and code accordingly.
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    Icd-9 coding depression and bipolar same dos

    Bipolar disorder vs depression Bipolar disorder only would be more appropriate considering coding to the highest level of specificity. Dawa Tsering, CPC
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    Icd-9 coding depression and bipolar same dos

    Bipolar disorder vs depression Bipolar disorder only would be more appropriate considering coding to the highest level of specificity. Dawa Tsering, CPC
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    7th character “A” versus the 7th character “D”

    7th character D 7th character D would be more appropriate considering no active treatment for the fracture as per icd 10 cm guideline. Dawa Tsering
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    How to code chronic condition in surgery

    Can any one guide me how to code the chronic condition in Surgery coding. Is it ok to pick all the chronic condition that has mentioned in History and physical. As per my understanding considering the current conditon for which the surgery was performed and physician documented the chronic...
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    Tenotomy, debridement of FDS and FDP tendons of finger 26455 VS 26160 vs 26116

    Can any one help me for cpt on Tenotomy, debridement of FDS and FDP tendons of finger, CPT 26455 VS 26160 vs 26116. I am inclinded to go with 26116. 26455 is for tenotomy which bundle in 26116 hence not qualified. 26160 is for tendon sheath and in this case it is tendon not tendon sheath...
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    Wiki Fecal impaction 560.32 and Constipation 564.00 what to code

    I agree with you but the 564.00 and 560.32 both exclude each other and exclude note is under both icd. Can you please provide any reference material like coding clinic or any aha article so that it should be more supportive instead of assumption.
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    Wiki Fecal impaction 560.32 and Constipation 564.00 what to code

    If the medical records contain both the fecal impaction and constipation, can we consider to code both 560.32 followed by 564.00. Or we can consider only 560.32 although both the icd exclude to each other. Please help with any supportive references.
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    Heart Failure systolic/diastolic

    CHF with systolic or diastolic heart failure Yes there is coding clinic which says you can code CHF in addition to the systolic and diastolic heart failure series as CHF is not always integral to the systolic or diastolic heart failure hence we can code CHF in addition to the systolic or...
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    34900 Code Clarification

    As per my understanding and description in CPT book the Stent should be coded seprately and hence the ilio-iliac tube is endoprosthesis not a stent. Dawa, CPC Sr. Medical Coder.
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    76937-us guidance access

    76937 Yes the code is correct as per the Central Venous Access Procedures guidelines which says "When imaging is used for these procedures, either for gaining access to the venous entry site or for manipulating the cathetre into the catheter into final central position, use 76937, 77001"...
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    HCPCS Bone Allograft

    we can take C1762 for the bone allograft. Dawa, cpc
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    Plantar plate repair

    it will be coded by 28899 as there is no cpt code for it in cpt book Dawa, CPC
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    Sagittal Band/extensor hood repair - please help!

    sagittal band repair in this scenario i would like to go with 26437, as it perform the surgery to have proper postion, or you can say realignment. (It is not a problem that we have a problem, it is a problem if we dont deal with the problem. )
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