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Thread: Vaginal Monarch Sling Operation for Female Urinary Incontinence

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    Default Vaginal Monarch Sling Operation for Female Urinary Incontinence

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    I need some advice regarding this code. Although the Sling Operation is coded 57288 and I was advised that the sling device is carved out for this particular payer I am currently working on, however, I am wondering if it is appropriate to code C1771 also if it is not carved out? This an ASC setting. Thank You in advance for your advice.


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    yes absolutely
    Mary, CPC, CANPC, COSC

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    It is proper to bill this code for the sling. However, payment will ultimately depend on your contract, which I assume you have since you mentioned a carveout. You would not bill this to Medicare since the payment indicator is "N1" which indicates a packaged service. Thanks.
    Juanita Mendoza, CPC

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