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Thyroidectomies: Complete vs Total

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    Question Thyroidectomies: Complete vs Total
    Medical Coding Books
    Hello all,

    I am a Coding student and even my Instructor cannot explain the difference (if any) between a Total and a Complete Thyroidectomy.
    Thanks in advance to any who can clarify

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    Total and complete appear to mean the same thing...removal of the entire thyroid gland.
    Anthony McCallum, CPC, CIRCC, CPC-I, CCS
    ciphermed@optonline.net

  3. Default Complete vs. Total
    Total and Complete are the same just as Partial and Sub-Total are the same...it's just the way some medical professionals refer to the procedure.

    Coding - the wonderful world of MUD.

    Have a great weekend,

    Joyce

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    Default Thank You!!
    Thanks, everyone for the info. It's great as a student to be able to pick the brains of those with experience in the industry. One last thing...
    What is MUD an acronym for?

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