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    status indicator m

    Status Indicator “M” was created for services that are not billable to the fiscal intermediary and not payable under the OPPS. Could you elaborate on this? TIA
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    NCCI indicator 9

    NCCI EDITS indicatior 9(not applicable) (Not Applicable) This indicator means that an NCCI edit does not apply to this code pair. The edit for this code pair was deleted retroactively. I'd like to know if this indicator has any significance other than representing " deleted...
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    shunt and conduit

    what is the difference between shunt and conduit?
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    screening for diabetes and medicaid -utah

    Please let me know if Utah medicaid pays for Screening for diabetes mellitus
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    observation < 8 hours

    How do we report an observation service which is less than 8 hours?
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    subgaleal hemorrhage - traumatic

    how do you code traumatic subgaleal hemorrhage?
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    levocardia + situs solitus

    Hi All, Levocardia- Isolated levocardia is a rare type of situs inversus in which the heart is in the normal levo position, but the abdominal viscera are in the dextro position. Reporting levocardia in this scenario is ok. But do you report levocardia in situs solitus? TIA, Sreenivas Sajja
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    elevated afp

    Hi all, How do you code " elevated alphafetoprotein"(ICD).The patient is a is 63 year old male. Thanks Sreenivas Sajja
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    elevated afp

    Hi all, How do you code " elevated alphafetoprotein"(ICD) Thanks Sreenivas Sajja
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    CTA + ekg gated

    Hi all, How do you code "Electrocardiogram gated CTA of chest"(CPT) Thanks Sreenivas Sajja
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    mycetoma

    Hi all, How do you code mycetoma- lung? documented resection of fungal cavity of lung. Thanks Sreenivas Sajja
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    refractory epilepsy

    Hi all, How do you code refractory epilepsy? Thanks, Sreenivas Sajja
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    Dislocation tendon

    Hi all, How do you code dislocation of tendon? let's say --subluxation of posterior tibial tendon. Thanks Sreenivas Sajja
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    GI study with scout film

    Doing GI study (74240-74250).Documentation says a scout film is done. Can't we consdier this as "with KUB"? . Please post any info on this. Thanks Sreenivas Sajja
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    fiducial markers

    Hi All, How do u code placement of fiducial markers? Thank in advance Sreenivas sajja
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    mod 59 with other modifiers

    Hi all! I heard that modifier 59 overrides other modifiers (76/77) and don't have to code other modifiers along with 59. Need your opinions on this .Any supporting documentation would be of great help. Thanks in advance, Sreenivas Sajja
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    93976 twice

    Hi All, Can we bill 93976 twice per day?( let's say along with 76700 and 76770). Thanks in advance, Sreenivas Sajja
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    cta electrocardiogram gated chest

    Hi all, Please suggest CPT for "RETROSECTIVELY ELECTROCARDIOGRAM GATED CTA CHEST". Thanks in advance, Sreenivas Sajja
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    Qtc medical

    Hi all! Please let me know what is QTC medical. Thanks in advance, Sreenivas Sajja
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    double contrast esophagram

    Hi All, Please suggest CPT for this.Is it 74220 or 74246with52modifier? Preliminary view of the chest done.Double contrast esophagram was performed by administration of effervescent agent followed by double and then single contrast barium. Multiple fluoroscopic sopt images were obtained. Only...
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    triple phase ct liver

    Hi All, How do you code a triple phase CT LIVER?(noncontrast, arterial phase, venous phase) thanks in advance, Sreenivas Sajja
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    observation infant v29.x or v71.8x?

    Hi All, Observation ,suspected, infant leads you to observation ,suspected condition,newborn in alphabetic index. But the tabular says v29.X is for newborns. Please suggest which one to use for infants V29.X or v71.8X? thanks in advance, Sreenivas Sajja
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    negetive S D ratio

    Hi All, Can there be a negetive value for S D ratio of fetal umbilical artery? Please let me know. thanks in advance, Sreenivas Sajja
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    food stuck in throat

    Hi All, Please suggest me the DX for "food stuck in throat" thanks in advance, Sreenivas Sajja
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    chlorine bleach

    Hi All, Please suggest me the DX for "ingestion chlorine bleach" thanks in advance, Sreenivas Sajja
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    injury in pregnancy

    Hi All, How do you code injury in pregnancy? thanks in advance, Sreenivas Sajja
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    colpocephaly

    Hi All, Please suggest me the ICD for Colpocephaly thanks in advance, Sreenivas Sajja
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    Mri sacroiliac joints

    Hi All, Please suggest me the CPT for MRI sacroiliac joints thanks in advance, Sreenivas Sajja
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    Os acromiale

    Hi All, Please suggest me the ICD for os acromiale thanks in advance, Sreenivas Sajja
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    protocol swallow

    Hi all, Please suggest me the CPT for "protocol swallow". Is it 74230 or 74220? 70370/70371 when do we use these codes? Thanks in advance Sreenivas Sajja
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    per oral pneumocolon

    Hi All, Please suggest me the CPT for this. per oral pneumocolon performed as combination small bowel examination and air contrast enema. thanks in advance, Sreenivas Sajja
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    annular disruption

    Hi All, Please suggest me the ICD for annular disruption intervertebral disc. age 21 years. thanks in advance, Sreenivas Sajja
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    us abdominal wall

    Hi All, Please suggest me the CPT for abdominal wall ultrasound. is it 76705 or 76999? thanks in advance, Sreenivas Sajja
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    fx posterior malleolus

    Hi All, Please suggest me the ICD for posterior malleolus fracture. thanks in advance, Sreenivas Sajja
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    Ais

    Hi All, Please suggest me the meaning of this acronnym AIS.Doing MRA neck and head. thanks in advance, Sreenivas Sajja
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    Wiki disorientation

    Hi All, Please suggest me the ICD for disorientaion. thanks in advance, Sreenivas Sajja
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    chronic infarct

    Hi All, Can we code chronic cerebral infarct? is there any time frame ? thanks in advance, Sreenivas Sajja
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    positive hpylori breath test

    Hi All, Please suggest me the ICD for positive H-pylori breath test. thanks in advance, Sreenivas Sajja
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    triphasic flow

    Hi All, Please suggest me the cpt .Doing bilateral lower extremity arterial duplex. and says that there is triphasic flow. Can we give 93923 ?( along with 93925). thanks in advance, Sreenivas Sajja
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    elevation creatinine

    Hi All, Please suggest me the ICD for "elevation of creatinine".. thanks in advance, Sreenivas Sajja
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    brain death study

    Hi All, Please suggest me the CPT for "brain death study ". The patient received 21 .6 mCi of Tc 99 m Ceretec HMPAO intravenously.Following appropriate delay imaging was performed over the head and anterior right and left lateral positions. thanks in advance, Sreenivas Sajja
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    elevation parathormone

    Hi All, Please suggest me the ICD for "elevation of parathormone". thanks in advance, Sreenivas Sajja
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    single stress view

    Hi All, Please suggest me the CPT for one stress view of bilateral thumbs. thanks in advance, Sreenivas Sajja
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    extravasation contrast

    Hi All, Please suggest me the ICD for Extravasation of intrvenous contrast thanks in advance, Sreenivas Sajja
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    dolichoectasia

    Hi All, Please suggest me the ICD for dolichoectasia of vertebral basilar complex. thanks in advance, Sreenivas Sajja
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    Pubic diastasis

    Hi All, Please suggest me the ICD for traumatic Pubic diastasis thanks in advance, Sreenivas Sajja
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    oblique views

    Hi All, Please let me know if these views are done every time on both sides or even a single oblique veiw can also be done? thanks in advance, Sreenivas Sajja
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    clot in the collecting system

    Hi All, Please suggest me the ICD for clot in the collecting system.Doing nephrostogram. thanks in advance, Sreenivas Sajja
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    Multisystem Organ D Failure

    Hi All, Please suggest me the ICD for MULTISYSTEM ORGAN D FAILURE thanks in advance, Sreenivas Sajja
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    73540 age

    Hi All, 73540 says infant or child. Please let me know the upto what age can we use this 73540. thanks in advance, Sreenivas Sajja
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