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    Default Code help!!!!!

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    Dr. Did primary tonsillectomy and a secondary adenoidectomy( child had adenoids removed with previous surgery) the facility coded with code 42820. Should tonsillectomy code 42825 and adenoidectomy 42835 be used instead.

    Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Albany, New York


    Refer to the second question on the website below:


    Karen Maloney, CPC
    Data Quality Specialist

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    Yes, I agree w/ 2 codes

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    Apr 2007


    you would only bill the 42820

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