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    Default Questions on how to bill for two different procedures

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    Good morning all!

    I am filling in for the surgery coder and I have come across two different OPs which I need help with.

    OP #1) Pt had Hartmann's procedure with extensive LOA greater than 45 minutes as well as drainage of pelvic abscess and flap repair. I know that LOA is bundled with this code; however, is there ever a time when I would use the LOA code???

    OP #2) Pt had a MIRP with resection of right inferior parathryoid adenoma. Is the resection included with the MIRP? What would the code be for the resection of the adenoma?

    Thanks for your help!

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    For scenerio #1 you could append a modifier 22 to the Hartmann.

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