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    I am a new anesthesia coder and I am looking for some examples of when to use the 00700 and the 00800. These two codes are very confusing to me and I am not sure when to use these vs the 00400. Any advice is appreciated.

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    I don't bill anesthesia for abdominal procedures. But if you would purchase an Anesthesia cross coder book and you are aware of the CPT then it will make it helpful to narrow your chocies. What was the CPT for the surgery?

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    i dont have my crosswalk book handy, came across your post and found this on an online search

    00700 series is for the UPPER portion of the abdomen--(this is for internal)
    00800 series is for the LOWER portion of the abdomen-- (this is for internal)
    00400 code is for the integumentary system only.

    hope this helps
    Last edited by ohiocoder101; 08-16-2010 at 01:59 PM. Reason: additional code update

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