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Upper vs. Lower abdomen

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    I have found a slide from an AAPC webinar of what organs are considered upper or lower.

    But the question that remains in our office ... that I can not find a definative answer to is ..

    Is it the point of entry into the abdomen OR where the procedure was being done? Some procedures, the surgeon may enter in the upper abdomen with scope, but then the procedure is done in lower abdomen.

    Since we are the anesthesia provider, we may not always have the surgeon's dictation ... or in some cases, the surgeon did not document upper or lower. And we hate leaving the extra base unit on the table.

    Any direction you could offer would greatly be appreciated!


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    Las Vegas, Nevada
    Do you remember where you found that slide? I would like a reference from a professional source like AAPC. Thanks in advance.

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