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Pre-op Dx Codes And Order

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    Good Day,

    I am having a brain farct... I cannot remember how this is done, we saw a pt for a pre-op for knee pain she is having surgery.

    We are her PCP and see her for her routine care too, I am wondering are we supposed to list the V code first then the reason for surgey and any underlying conditions after, or is it the other way around... the pt is questioning this because it is a work comp case and she thinks it won't get paid if we have the other dx listed before the V code.

    We don't bill alot of pre-op consults but on occasion, so I gues this information would be good to have so we know what is listed first.

    Thanks in advance,
    Roxanne Thames CPC, CPC-I, CEMC
    rthamescpci@gmail.com


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    The V code comes first, then the reason for the surgery, followed by other conditions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lisa Curtis View Post
    The V code comes first, then the reason for the surgery, followed by other conditions.

    Thanks Lisa,

    I appreciate it.
    Roxanne Thames CPC, CPC-I, CEMC
    rthamescpci@gmail.com


    "Remember the greatest gift is not found in the store but in the heart of true friends"

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