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Reaching out to Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery Coders. I am new to this specialty and would like to obtain the best reference tools, books, cross coders, information on LCD's you are aware of. I have purchased from the AAPC store, Optum Plastic & Dermatology Guide. Would like to know if anyone can assist with more info.
Thanks so much !
Barb
 

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Reaching out to Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery Coders. I am new to this specialty and would like to obtain the best reference tools, books, cross coders, information on LCD's you are aware of. I have purchased from the AAPC store, Optum Plastic & Dermatology Guide. Would like to know if anyone can assist with more info.
Thanks so much !
Barb

Barb;

I work in Plastic/Reconstructive Surgery for over 8 years now and I love it. I would be happy to help in any way I can. Email me anytime with questions. I have found using the AAPC Coder helps because it not only gives lay terms to describe the surgery, it also makes available LCD's for Medicare. I have a folder of payer specific guidelines for my area that I also use as a reference.
 

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Thanks Susan for your reply.
I am with West Coast Dermatology & Plastic Surgery in Florida. We met over a year ago. The practice has expanded to take on Plastic Surgery and I appreciate your assistance making this transition.
I have looked at AAPC Coder and hope I can convince the practice to purchase it, as it clearly is a tool that will help on many levels. The payer specific guidelines will be a great help as we have begun submitting claims.
My direct email is barbarap@caryldunnmd.com
Thanks again for all your help !!
Barbara Porro, RN, CPC
West Coast Dermatology & Plastic Surgery
2750 Bahia Vista St. Suite 250
Sarasota, FL 34239
 

wtirre

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Hello

I am a Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery practice in Denver, Colorado and also love the AAPC Coder for assistance with coding. It is great because I can make notes right within the CPT codes for easy reference back when needed regarding different payer requirements, etc.

I would be happy to correspond with you as I always have a need for others advice in my field. Windy@ConradTirreMD.com

Windy Tirre, CPC
303.832.3965
Denver, CO
 

victoriamoll

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I love the American Society of Plastic Surgeons http://www.plasticsurgery.org/for-medical-professionals/legislation-and-advocacy/health-policy-resources/recommended-insurance-coverage-criteria.html"]Recommended Insurance Coverage Criteria to give good information on a lot of the common procedures.

I'm also fortunate enough that one of my surgeon's provided me his login information for the ASPS portal so I can download all the CPT Corners from past issues of Plastic Surgery News. If that's a possible option for you, check it out, the articles are LOADED with helpful information. There's also Karen Zupko's website that offered some free tips.

If you're interested in Plastic Surgery beyond just coding, there's an older reference that still offers some great insight that you can download for free. It's Practical Plastic Surgery for Nonsurgeons. There's a pdf version if you have a kindle or ereader to download to.
 

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need help plastic surgery experts!

See my post on billing2012. Need help billing ambulatory surgical facility fee. Need code...is there one? please help I don't know of a code of OR fee (ambulatory surgical facility fee)
 

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Barb;

I work in Plastic/Reconstructive Surgery for over 8 years now and I love it. I would be happy to help in any way I can. Email me anytime with questions. I have found using the AAPC Coder helps because it not only gives lay terms to describe the surgery, it also makes available LCD's for Medicare. I have a folder of payer specific guidelines for my area that I also use as a reference.
Hi
 
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