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  1. #11
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    Apr 2007
    Oakbrook, IL

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    I have been coding cardiothoracic for 7 months now & am now just getting the heart stuff but am still having problems with the lung anatomy, does you training packet have any good tips for Lungs in particular? I also code cardiovascular & thats a whole nother ball of wax!! My background was ortho I was lucky enough to be hired, trained & given the opportunity to code Anesthesia which I have been doing for 5 years and I just loving it!!
    I am going to the Conference in Chgo see if I can pick up any tips they have a couple of sessions that cover cardiovascular & cardiothoracic anesthesia, as well as a session by Dr. Dunn the GURU of Vascular coding! If you find the time to email me the packet you can 4ward it to the email below Thanks!


  2. #12
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Las Vegas


    Hi Julie...just wondering if you still have that training packet available and if you do could you send me a copy. I would greatly appreciate it!!!
    email: tkeathley@twinps.com

    Thanks in advance,
    Tami K
    Tami Keathley, CPC CPMA
    ICD-10 Certified

  3. #13

    Default I too have been tossed into Cardiology and I am lost

    Could someone share that info with me as well. I am also very confused regarding the Removal/ replacement and revision of the pocket codes for the DDDR Generator. My physician codes all his cases and he continually codes 33212, 33222 and 33233 together.

    I don't quite understand it all yet and I know there are 2 different kinds of generators or pacemakers the single and the dual. When I research the codes in my coding companion I really feel like he should be using the 33227. Can anyone offer me any guidance here?

    my email is leejac@trinity-health.org


  4. #14
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    Apr 2007


    Hi Julie,

    Can I get a copy of the CTS guide you have as well? Leahs.rao@gmail.com

    Thank you,


  5. #15

    Default CTS guide

    I know it has been awhile but do you have an updated copy of your CTS guide?
    I sure would appreciate one!
    Thank you in advance for your help.
    Carol Hakenson


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