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  1. #11
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    Default Teaching Hospital
    Medical Coding Books
    Also, if you are in a teaching hospital you need to specifically state that "no qualified resident was available" ... and you use the -82 modifier.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

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    Rebecca,

    Thank you for your reference to the Jan 2008 Coding Edge article! I am about to have a show down with my surgeons on this very topic. I have pulled this edition and made copies. Now, I'm ready. You always have the most helpful responses!


    Bill

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    Thanks Bill! Always happy to help. Good luck to you.
    Rebecca CPC, CPMA, CEMC




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  4. Default coding edge January 2008 page 38
    Quote Originally Posted by RebeccaWoodward* View Post
    In addition to listing the assistant surgeons name, our payors require documentation for the need and role of an assistant surgeon. There is an excellent article about this in the January 2008 Coding Edge, page 38. I made a copy of this article for my surgeons and have had excellent results.
    Can I get a copy of the coding edge you are referring to?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sodapop View Post
    Can I get a copy of the coding edge you are referring to?
    Sure. What's your fax number?
    Rebecca CPC, CPMA, CEMC




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    Could you fax me a copy of the January 2008 Coding edge article.
    I need to show one of my doctors the article on docmentation for assistant surgeon.
    I would appeciate it.
    My fax number is (210) 805-0410..
    Last edited by PGARCIA; 08-31-2011 at 11:27 AM.

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    Rebecca,
    Can you send me a copy of the January 2008 Coding edge article.
    fax 210-805-0410.
    Tks

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    Quote Originally Posted by PGARCIA View Post
    Rebecca,
    Can you send me a copy of the January 2008 Coding edge article.
    fax 210-805-0410.
    Tks
    Sure-faxing now-
    Rebecca CPC, CPMA, CEMC




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    Rebecca,
    Can you send me a copy of the January 2008 Coding edge article.
    fax 740-446-5677.

    Thank you,
    Nancy Gard, CPC, COBGC

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    Quote Originally Posted by nancygard1 View Post
    Rebecca,
    Can you send me a copy of the January 2008 Coding edge article.
    fax 740-446-5677.

    Thank you,
    Nancy Gard, CPC, COBGC
    On it's way...
    Rebecca CPC, CPMA, CEMC




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