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Lap chole w/cbd injury.. Need help!!!

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    Exclamation Lap chole w/cbd injury.. Need help!!!
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    Hello fellow coders,
    I have a question, one of the surgeons had performed a lap chole but there was injury to the common bile duct during the procedure, as the facility can i bill this separately for repair or is it included in the lap chole? i have never had to deal with this before so looking for guidance

    Thanks in advance

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    Was the injury actually caused during/due to the procedure?

    If so, I would think that you could NOT bill for this as it was caused by the surgeon/surgery.

    Hope this helps!
    Tracey Thompson, CPC, CPPM

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    injury was caused during surgery cath placement caused this occurance and had to be corrected, this was NOT pre-existing. i am just uncertain as to billing, first time billing for facility.

    Thanks for your quick response!

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    I had recently attended the coding class that was on 14 November at the Poland Library and did'nt have my ID number with me at the time. Therefore I'm sending my AAPC number (01197455) and current thru: Jul 2012. Thank you for a great class with all of the current updates.

    Anna Sittig

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    Hi the injury and repair due to surgery, so we need not to bill for bile duct repair this happens due to surgeon mistake so insurance wont pay for repair service.

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    Thank you all for your input, i just billed claim as normal, i just didnt know because i have never worked for asc before, wasnt sure if i needed to do anything

    again, thanks for all of your input!

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    anna, thank you, i will pass this onto phyllis. you are more than welcome for the class

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