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  1. #1
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    Apr 2007

    Cool Coding for surgery

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    General surgery: What modifiers i can use? Same patient
    1st: Sx 9/21/09
    49565 hernia rep 49568 w/ mesh
    2nd: Sx 11/03/09
    44140 colectomy w/ anas 43633 gastrectomy w/ roe y recons 44005 loa
    3rd: Sx 11/11/09 44140 43622
    4th: Sx 11/17/09 43840 gastrorrhaphy 97605 w/vac
    5th: Sx 11/19/09 44140 rt hemicolectomy 43840 97605
    6th: Sx 11/23/09 44125 14000 49568 97605
    let me know. Pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeee thanks maira

  2. #2
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    Apr 2007
    Johnson City


    It depends on if the surgeries were, related to the first surgery(78), unrelated (79), or planned in advance (58).
    Melissa Jewett, CPC

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