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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.
    Julie

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    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?

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

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    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.
    Julie

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