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  1. #1
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    Apr 2007

    Default Coding Nerve repair

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    Please can anyone help me code this sceniaro. One of the doctors I work with did a thryoidectomy during the procedure a nerve was cut. He did a repair on this nerve. Does anyone have any ideas on how I should code this? Your advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

  2. #2
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    Milwaukee WI

    Default We break it - We Fix it

    We would not code for repairs resulting from our own mistakes.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

  3. #3
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    Apr 2007

    Default Nerve repair

    Thanks for your response. But in the future if this was not the physicians mistake what code would you use. I have looked at the nerve repair codes there is not one listed for the neck region. Just trying to learn what the appropriate code would be.

    Thanks Kim

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