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    Insertion of IABP through open axillary artery

    Do a lot of you find your physicians using the axillary artery to place an intra-aortic balloon pump? If so, what code are you using for this? thank you! Lisi eharkler@nm.org
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    NOTES and TIF procedures

    Hi, I'm posting this question for a co-worker of mine. She wanted to know if anyone out there was billing for Natural Orifice Translumenal Endoscopic Surgery (NOTES) and/or Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication (TIF) procedures and if so, how are you billing? I believe we need to use an...
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    NOTES and TIF procedures

    Hi, I'm posting this question for a co-worker of mine. She wanted to know if anyone out there was billing for Natural Orifice Translumenal Endoscopic Surgery (NOTES) and/or Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication (TIF) procedures and if so, how are you billing? I believe we need to use an...
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    NOTES and TIF procedures

    Hi, I'm posting this question for a co-worker of mine. She wanted to know if anyone out there was billing for Natural Orifice Translumenal Endoscopic Surgery (NOTES) and/or Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication (TIF) procedures and if so, how are you billing? I believe we need to use an...
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    Pulmonary homograft

    Hi all, I'm new to coding congenital cases so I'm not as familiar with the CPTs used in most of these cases. We have a patient who had an aortic homograft and a pulmonary homograft after her Ross procedure failed prematurely. She then developed stenosis in both homografts and presented for...
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    Bypass of vein

    My surgeons don't often do this so I'm having trouble finding a code for this and worry it's unlisted. Anyone have some ideas for me? I appreciate the help! Bypass of subclavian vein to right internal jugular vein using 6-mm PTFE graft. I'm use to coding bypass grafts of the arteries, not the...
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    Billing for 2nd reading of CT or cath

    A billing consultant recently told my surgeon that if he reviews a cath or a CT scan on a patient that he is seeing in the office, and then dictates a note reporting his findings, he can bill for that as well as the visit. Regardless of whether someone else has done the study and dictated a...
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    Pleural scarification vs. pleurodesis

    Can someone explain the difference between codes 32215 and 32560? In both cases, the surgeon is injecting a chemical into the chest cavity for repeat pneumothorax. Thanks! Lisi, CPC
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