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    Default DCd surgery

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    I am wondering what, if anything, I can bill out for our physician who decided in the OR (just prior to anesthesia) that he could not perform the surgery due to patient complaining of facial numbness and the observation from the doctor of a droopy face.

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    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Phoenix, AZ


    According to Appendix A, there is nothing you can bill unless you are an ASC or Outpatient hospital. Does anyone else have a different opinion?

    Cyndi Allen, CPC, CIRCC
    2015 Local Chapter President, Casa Grande, AZ

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    Apr 2007
    Milwaukee WI

    Default Did he evaluate?

    If the physician performed an E/M service, he can bill that.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

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    Thanks for the information ~ he's going with an e/m code since he DID evaluate her.

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