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    Idaho Falls, Idaho

    Default code for failed surgical procedure

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    Does anyone know of an dx code for failed surgical procedure? Specifically an ablation.
    Tesja Erickson, CPC, CPMA COBGC, CEMC
    The Coding Surgeon
    Medical Documentation & Coding Consultant
    2012 AAPC Idaho Falls Chapter President
    2011 AAPC Idaho Falls Chapter President-Elect

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    I see that there were no answers to this question previously, but we are looking for this as well. The pt had a ablation which failed and looking for a dx to help explain why she needs the next step.

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