Results 1 to 2 of 2

new edits

  1. Default new edits
    Medical Coding Books
    looking for opinions. 33870 is now considered bundled to both 33860 and 33863, a 59 modifier is allowed, but under what circumstances would this be appropriate to bill? I don't understand how this could be separate. Any ideas?

  2. Default
    Sorry, I don't have an answer to your question but I was wondering the same thing! I am going to the STS coding workshop in October and was planning to ask them this same question.

    It sounds to me like replacing the arch is a big deal and alot of work. I can't see how they can bundle this into the AA graft!

    One argument we could try making is that replacing the arch is not ordinarily encountered when replacing the ascending aorta. If anything, my surgeons often do a hemi-arch graft which I do not charge separately for. So, I guess we could also argue that performing a transverse arch graft requires more dissection (separate incisions) than the AA graft with or without the hemi-arch does?? Maybe this edit was created to stop surgeons for billing for the hemi-arch?

    Lisi, CPC

Similar Threads

  1. NCCI edits vs Mutually exclusive edits
    By uhlerclarem in forum Medicare Regulations
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 05-22-2018, 03:19 AM
  2. edits
    By HBULLOCK in forum Diagnosis Coding
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 05-17-2013, 07:33 AM
  3. Cci Edits / Mutually Exclusive Edits
    By heiditipherwell in forum Medical Coding General Discussion
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 06-26-2012, 06:30 PM
  4. edits, please help
    By lgrisham in forum Cardiology
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 09-18-2008, 01:02 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Enjoying Our Forums?

AAPC forums are a benefit of membership. Joining AAPC grants you unlimited access, allowing you to post questions and participate with our community of over 150,000 professionals.

Join Now Continue Reading Without Full Access

Already a Member?


Close Message

In addition to full participation on AAPC forums, as a member you will be able to:

  • Access to the largest healthcare job database in the world.
  • Join over 150,000 members of the healthcare network in the world.
  • Be a part of an industry leading organization that drives the business side of healthcare.
  • Save anywhere from 10%-50% with exclusive member discounts on courses, books, study materials, and conferences.
  • Access to discounts at hundreds of restaurants, travel destinations, retail stores, and service providers. AAPC members also have opportunities to save on heath, life, and liability insurance.
  • Become a member of a local chapter and attend regular meetings.