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    Default Help with code 33256 (MAZE)

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    This code states 'with use of cardiopulmonary bypass'. However, you are not allowed to code this with codes 33510-33523, and codes 33533-33548. (bypass codes). Ingenix coding tips suggest the procedure should be reported as 33999 (unlisted) when performed with bypass. Why have a code "used with bypass" when you are not allowed to use it? Is there a way around this mess? How do you code a MAZE with bypass? Thanks

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    Check out codes 33257-33259 these are maze codes w/ bypass
    Last edited by Coder708; 01-22-2010 at 02:05 PM.

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    Thank you, I actually found those codes after I posted the message!

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