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    Aviacode - Has anyone had experience

    Has anyone had experience with Aviacode? Are they a good company to work for? Thanks for your feedback! Sharon A:)
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    CPC 12 years experience in Orthopedics

    I am looking for a Remote opportunity for coding Orthopedic Surgery and/or Orthopedic E&M. See attached resume. Thank you!
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    Percutaneous fixation of medial malleolus

    Good morning, I was thinking 27814 would not be accurate in this case and I should report: 27792 with 27762 - would that be correct? Thanks for your help! Here is the operative report: Patient was taken to the operating room and placed supine on the operating table where a laryngeal mask...
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    Searching for Remote Orthopedic Coding Opportunity

    Sharon N. Andrews, CPC, CEMC Contact address: P.O. Box 586, Jarrell, Texas, 76537 e-mail : | 512-809-0353 | 512-439-1932 I have been coding Orthopedics since 2001 and I still learn something new on a regular basis. I enjoy dissecting an operative report and...
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    OCD Talus

    Help! We have two foot and ankle specialists that at times repair an OCD of the talus. They are stating that since the graft utilized is not an "osteochondral graft" the procedure is not an OATS (28446). I will post the operative report as soon as it is completed but wanted to know if anyone...
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    Billing 29877 instead of 29880/29881

    Hey, I have a physician that is challenging us on this issue. He is wanting to bill 29877 instead of 29881. I know there was an article that addressed this in the Orthopedic Coders Pink Sheet June 2012 - would someone be willing to copy and paste the article in response to this message? We...
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    Help with shoulder surgery

    One of our docs performed the following arthroscopically: "We then proceeded to perform a tenotomy of the biceps and stabilized in the groove. We incorporated it into the rotator cuff repair towards the end of the case." So my question is do we code the AS biceps tenotomy or is it considered...
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    CPC with 8+years experience in Orthopedics

    My name is Sharon Andrews. I am currently looking for an opportunity to work for physician(s) office in Williamson County, Texas. I have several years of experience in Orthopedics, however, would be open to learning another specialty. I am a hard worker, detail oriented, good communicator...
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    Question: If a therapist performs/applies e-stim unattended before the patient begins therapy and then after therapy applies the ION patch and sends the patient home but does not perform the e-stim to administer the medication can we bill 97014 and bill for the ION patch?? The description for...
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    Tarsal Tunnel Injection - code for a foot specialist

    Hey! I code for a foot specialist and was wondering what other coders were using for the tarsal tunnel injection 20550? or 64450? Thanks for your help! Have a great day!
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    29874 with 29881

    Question: I understand that normally the 29874 (loose body removal) is bundled into 29881 however according to AAOS Global Service Data/ Code X it states that it is billable if the loose body is greater than 5mm or thru separate incision--we have a case where the doctor removed a 1cm x 1cm...