I agree with MBORT. I bill them all the time. An article from BeckersASC.com January 25, 2011 issue, written by Lolita M. Jones, RHIA, CCS regarding "7 Common Surgery Center Coding Errors". She pulls this information from the July 2000 CPT Assistant stating "the AMA clarified that when a patient comes to the ASC for an inguinal hernia repair and a spermatic cord lipoma is excised in the same operative session, coders can assign a separate code for the spermatic cord lipoma". I would go back and see if you can bill for all the monies lost.
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