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    Good morning Coders,

    I have a question regarding MOHS surgery patient has Medicare, had MOHS done to right lateral medial cheek, and Right medial cheek the claim was coded below, Medicare is denying line 8 14040 stating that services already processed for payment line 4 there is 2 different sites any suggestions


    Thank you,

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    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Jacksonville Florida Chapter


    I think I see why Medicare doesn't want to pay for the 14040-59. According to the definition for 14040, there is no difference between lateral medial cheek and medial cheek; all it covers is cheeks in general. I really don't think Medicare will pay for the extra 14040 for this reason.
    John Meyer, CPC-A
    Heekin Orthopedic Specialists

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    Thank you John I asked to appeal the claim along with the medical record.

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    Apr 2007
    Jacksonville Florida Chapter


    No big. Hope Medicare will reconsider.
    John Meyer, CPC-A
    Heekin Orthopedic Specialists

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