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    I wanted to come to the "experts" here for advice on education the physicians about this procedure and when to use 69210. I audit FP docs, and this is a frequently mis-used code, as I have seen used for irrigation many times. Aside from a CPT article which I cite from 2005, are there any other good materials to show the docs that there needs to be much more done to use this code???

    Thank you.

    Lance Smith, MPA, COC, CPMA, CEMC, RHIT, CCS-P, CHC, CHPC

    Director, Health Information Management
    HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley
    Kingston, NY


    2016 Secretary
    Ellenville, NY Local Chapter

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    I would look to your Medicare carrier guidelines to show them. Also, I found a good article from codingnews which might help. Here's the link http://codingnews.inhealthcare.com/h...oding-tactics/

    Hope this helps!
    A.Dimmitt, CPC, CIRCC
    Durham, North Carolina

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    also the procedure description found in the Coders Desk Reference is helpful.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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    This is a ggod link for your review.

    http://www.healthplus-ny.org/data/pd...oval_Tips.pdfw.

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