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    I would like to know how other coders bill for a Medicare patient who comes in for a pessary cleaning and reinsertion. My impression is the MCR guidelines state it needs to be billed as an E & M and not with the pessary insertion code. My physician was told at a conference by a coder that if the patient has a problem such as vaginitis you can bill for the office visit and the pessary insert code. Would just like information on how others would bill this visit.

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    Apr 2007


    pessary insert code 57160 is for inital fitting or re-fitting of pessary. For cleaning and reinsert our office bills using e/m code

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    Apr 2007
    Idaho Falls, Idaho


    We do the same.
    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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    ditto, E/M only.

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