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path report for appendectomy

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    Should you always wait for the path report to bill for the dx for appendectomy's ?
    also if b-9 how do you bill for that ?

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    Default we do not wait for path
    We do not wait for path on appendectomies.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

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    We do not wait for path reports on an appy either.

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    We would wait for appendectomy paths if needed. You never know, for certain, what will be found...

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    why wouldn't you wait for a path report? Just curious. If path is benign code to signs and symptoms - RLQ pain, abnormal CT, etc.

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