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    It depends on why the subclavian angiography was performed. If the MD is looking for a bypass graft, code as 93461 (See CPT Assistant December 2011). If the doctor is looking for thoracic outlet syndrome, you can code 36225.
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    Any ideas how to get it as cheap as possible. Thank you
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    anita lapointe replied to the thread Magna Cum Laude?.
    is this done for any other certifications?
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    My providers perform the procedures in the hospital, surgery centers and office. For the hospital/surgery centers place of service is outpatient unless the patient is inpatient in the hospital. 64483 is payable in an office setting as well. Make...
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    trose45116 replied to the thread CPT Code 30140.
    what is the reasoning they are denying it?
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    It depends on why the subclavian angiography was performed. If the MD is looking for a bypass graft, code as 93461 (See CPT Assistant December 2011). If the doctor is looking for thoracic outlet syndrome, you can code 36225.
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    Michigangirl replied to the thread CPC-A frustration.
    I have had my COC-A since Feb. 2018. I have now paid $600 for new books and the Practicode Modules. It seems to all be about the money.
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    KBean2018 posted the thread Alcohol use disorder in ICD-10.
    Hello, I am trying to locate a code for Alcohol use disorder, in early remission. Would I have to know if it is mild, moderate or severe? I cant seem to locate an unspecified code. Thank you in advance
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    Ciara03 replied to the thread CPC-A frustration.
    I relate your situation, I am also CPC-A right now. I went through some medical clinics and experienced the feeling of "frustration" when they told me "I don't have experience". But I will never give up! I know there is good place for us CPC-A.
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    Over the years, I have heard very differing opinions from even reliable resources. I have heard once the surgery is done and the cancer is removed to use history for surveillance exams. I have also heard to use the cancer dx for 5 years...
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    I agree - it is certainly worth the appeal letter. I have had successful appeal for this, and included the demographics sheet signed by patient with the wrong insurance information there. In your appeal letter, include the days/times you...
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    csperoni@northwell.edu replied to the thread Balance Billing.
    If you are participating with the insurance, I am 100% certain that your provider contract will prohibit balance billing. For participating providers, balance billing is not a legal issue, but a contractual one. For non-participating providers...
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    If the provider was intending to do the entire procedure laparoscopic and needed to convert to open, I would use Z53.31 on all procedures as the last diagnosis.
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    I have no official resource for this, but in our practice, if the physician put "likely metastatic", I would code that as secondary lung. Especially if lung is a common mets of anal. You could always query your provider and ask if he/she had to...
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    csperoni@northwell.edu replied to the thread Assistant surgeon.
    Ryan, I believe you are incorrect. On my original post, I was using the AAPC article, so I just double checked in case the article was incorrect. From Medicare Novitas Solutions website...
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