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    Need help with Clarix amniotic membrane graft

    I am having a hard time finding a code for the placement of a Clarix amniotic membrane graft. I have two encounters: 1st - Clarix amniotic membrane graft inserted intraarticularly and subcuticulary and first MTP for reduction of inflammation, joint surface tissue formation. 2nd - Clarix...
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    Help with code for Clarix membrane graft

    I am having a hard time finding a code for the placement of a Clarix amniotic membrane graft. I have two encounters: 1st - Clarix amniotic membrane graft inserted intraarticularly and subcuticulary and first MTP for reduction of inflammation, joint surface tissue formation. 2nd - Clarix...
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    Coding Radius/Ulnar FX of differing locations

    :confused:Hope someone can help me with this. The provider performed ORIF of proximal radial fracture and ORIF of midshaft ulnar fracture. My conundrum is the following: Would the fractures be coded out separately as they are in differing areas (813.17, 813.32). Or would I use a Radius with...
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    Help with CPT for repair nonunion/malunion sacrum fracture

    I am looking for a CPT code to capture the Repair, nonunion or malunion, sacral. All I am finding is for the initial fracture repair. In addition, the provider removed prior fixation device and in my research I am showing that he can charge for the removal of the earlier placed hardware in...
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    Coding blood in stool with GI bleed diagnoses

    :oProvider diagnoses, GI bleed and blood in stool. Would you code both 578.9 and 578.1? Or just 578.9 because 578.1 is a symptom of? I believe the 578.1 helps to give a better description of the issue. Blood in stool is visible, where as say, 792.1 occult blood is not visible and is found...
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    Coding blood in stool with GI Bleed

    Provider diagnoses, GI bleed and blood in stool. Would you code both 578.9 and 578.1? Or just 578.9 because 578.1 is a symptom of? I believe the 578.1 helps to give a better description of the issue. Blood in stool is visible, where as say, 792.1 occult blood is not visible and is found during...
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    Modifier -50 on 92250

    Would you use Modifier -50 on 92250 Fundus photography with interpretation and report? Code description: 92250 - Ophthalmoscopy allows a complete view of the back of the eye. The physician or technician aligns the fundus camera, which is attached to an ophthalmoscope, along the patient's...
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    Injections for alopecia areata

    Would like to know your thoughts on coding the following: Diagnosis: Alopecia Areata, scalp Procedure: Injected total of 1.5cc of 5mg/cc kenalog in 6-7cm patch of smooth alopecia L frontal scalp. I have heard people say they use 11900 and others say 96372. I am leaning towards 96372 myself...
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    Acute and Chronic conditions

    Performing an Audit and see that provider diagnosed "recurrent sinusitis" and coder coded as "chronic sinusitis". It was my understanding that if the provider didn't state acute or chronic specifically that we as coders could not code it as such. Am I correct in my thinking? I can't find any...
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    Laceration repair - layered closure

    Laceration repair during delivery is inclusive unless extensive repair necessary, then append -22. My question: Is extensive repair 3rd degree tear or higher? And 2nd degree or less inclusive? How do you know where to break it? Doesn't 2nd degree require layered closure? Is that extensive...
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    Pay scale Lead Auditor position

    Looking to find/get information on the going rate/pay people are receiving for Lead Auditor positions. Low/High kind of scale. Greatly appreciate any help.:confused:
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    Lidocaine added to nebulizer treatment

    Have encounter where "combineb w/2.5cc 4% lidocaine" was given. Code only J7620 or both J7620 & J3490? Have the phrase "charge for no "caine", ie marcaine/lidocaine" running through my brain. Don't know why I can't wrap my head around this one this morning. Senior moment I guess. Please...
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    fetal heart tones

    What is the correct CPT code for "fetal heart tone" when using a hand-held monitor in the ER setting? The codes I have found seem to be more fitting for use in an OB/GYN setting. Any input would be helpful. Thanks much!
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    re: KForce

    re: KForce Would anyone be willing to share their experience, good or bad, regarding working for KForce? Hear great things about them. Thanks for sharing! :)
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    locum tenens??

    :confused:HELP! I know there is a modifer that can be appended to CPT codes when one physician fills in for another, say while he is on vacation - locum tenens. My brain sure isn't working today. Can anyone help me?
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    Morgan Lens

    Need help coding for a Morgan lens - used to flush eye out. Looking at 99070, V2797. Am I missing something? Is anyone else coding for these?:confused:
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    Morgan lens

    Need help coding for a morgan lens apparatus used to flush eye out. Looking at 99070, V2797. However looks like I need another HCPCS code. Is anyone else coding for these?:confused:
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    Pulse Ox coding

    When do we code for the pulse ox in the Emergency Room? Specifically respiratory and cardio issues?
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    help with website

    :confused: Can someone help me please - I saw a website listed on a thread and can't remember the name correctly - it was given as a great resource for lab coding - freelabs or something like that.
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    occult blood feces

    Need help with clarification: We are charging 82272 w/V76.41 (done by doctor). I believe it should be 82270 w/76.41. Confusion on Medicare patients - thought I read some where that the G0394 should billed using 82270. What are your thoughts?
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    Need help w/dx code - I am looking for a code for Lynch Syndrome

    I am looking for a code for Lynch Syndrome (aka: hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer). I am at a loss. Everywhere I have looked I have found nothing.
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    need help w/dx code please

    How would I code HCV ab+?
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    excision for redundant labia minora

    don't have the chart note yet but want to see if I'm in the right area -- would I be looking at 56620?
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    Wiki 69210 vs. ear irrigation only

    It is my understanding that if you are only irrigating a cerumen impaction that you would not code 69210 (under direct visualization, remove impacted cerumen using suction, cerumen spoon or delicate forceps. If no infection is present the ear canal may be irrigated). You would simply include the...
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