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    Default Coding Changes by Coder

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    Can a coding staff member change the cpt code checked off by the doctor if the code has been deleted to the new cpt code without getting the doctor to sign off on the change?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Athens, Ga.


    I say yes
    Walker Bachman, CPC, CPPM

  3. #3
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    Apr 2007
    Richmond VA


    Yes, Dr,s don't keep up with the deleted codes, that is why we are here :-)
    Ivonne Atanacio CPC, CPC- I, CBCS

  4. #4
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    Apr 2007
    Charleston, South Carolina


    If you have codes printed on your routers, it is time to update routers with new codes also, CPT and ICD. Just a reminder.
    Machelle Morningstar, CPC, COC, CEMC, COSC
    AHIMA Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer

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    I would say yes. We still get reports with codes from 2008 on them.

  6. #6


    yes, a doctor is trained to treat patients not to code that is why they hire us.

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