AAPC - Back to school
Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: takedown of diaphram

  1. #1

    Default takedown of diaphram

    AAPC: Back to School
    One of our doctors is going to perform a thoracotomy with takedown of the diaphram. This is needed in order for the orthopedic doctor to be able to do his part in removing a disc. The procedure has not been done yet so I dont have an op note. Our doctors were questioning how much they would be reimbursed for this. We are not sure of the correct code to use as we have never done this procedure, so we don't know what to tell them. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Milwaukee WI

    Default Co surgeon

    When our general surgeons open/close for the ortho service who is performing spinal surgery with an anterior approach, each surgeon uses the appropriate spinal surgery code with a -62 modifier.

    Hope that answers your question.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 03-30-2015, 08:31 AM
  2. Ileostomy Takedown
    By jbrown71 in forum Gastroenterology
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-21-2013, 01:24 PM
  3. Diaphram fitting
    By jgray37 in forum OB/GYN
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 11-03-2010, 07:44 PM
  4. Takedown of adhesions
    By swinnie in forum Orthopaedics
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 06-25-2010, 12:58 PM
  5. elevated diaphram
    By kozyjulie in forum Medical Coding General Discussion
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 04-26-2010, 08:00 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Enjoying Our Forums?

AAPC forums are a benefit of membership. Joining AAPC grants you unlimited access, allowing you to post questions and participate with our community of over 150,000 professionals.

Join Now Continue Reading Without Full Access

Already a Member?


Close Message

In addition to full participation on AAPC forums, as a member you will be able to:

  • Access to the largest healthcare job database in the world.
  • Join over 150,000 members of the healthcare network in the world.
  • Be a part of an industry leading organization that drives the business side of healthcare.
  • Save anywhere from 10%-50% with exclusive member discounts on courses, books, study materials, and conferences.
  • Access to discounts at hundreds of restaurants, travel destinations, retail stores, and service providers. AAPC members also have opportunities to save on heath, life, and liability insurance.
  • Become a member of a local chapter and attend regular meetings.