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  1. #1
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    Apr 2007
    Chicopee, Massachusetts

    Default POS for C-section

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    I have an office person who is telling me that the c-section should be billed as an outpatient procedure. Can anyone give me any resources that either confirm or contradict this statement?
    Mary Davis, CPC, CPC-E/M

  2. #2
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    Apr 2007
    Engelwood, CO


    Billing a c-section as an OP does not make sense to me. That's an open abdominal procedure, for gosh sake. I can't imagine a patient having a c-section on an out-patient basis. I also have never received an insurance denial stating our IP facility POS was incorrect.

    For resources, you might look at the ACOG web site: http://www.acog.org/departments/dept_web.cfm?recno=6

    Becky, CPC

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