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    Looking for some feedback: Is it ok to code an anesthesia service using the diagnosis from the surgeon's operative report? (The surgeon that is performing the procedure) If anyone can refer me to any links and/or websites that would be helpful, I'd really appreciate it!

    Thank you!

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    Apr 2007
    Crystal Lake, IL


    When coding for anesthesia, the postop diagnosis code or the pathology report code would be the most appropriate code to use.

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    Thank you for your reply, I really appreciate it! I totally agree. I cannot locate any documentation stating that we CANNOT use the operative report.

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    Crystal Lake, IL


    Your welcome!

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