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    patient is scheduled for surgery (Cholecystectomy) and
    was seen by cardiologist in the clinic for clearance .Is it ok to use V72.81 and Cholecystitis code or should I use V72.83 with cholecystitis code.

    Thank you in advance for your help

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    Default Pre Op Clearance
    If you performed a Pre-operative Cardiovascular Examination I would code the V72.81 and then the code that prompted the reason for surgery. You should also list any codes that reflect any diseases/conditions that necessitated the special cardiovascular screening.
    Heather Winters, CPC, CFPC

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    Thank you

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