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Thread: Pre-Op vs Post-Op Diagnosis

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    Minneapolis, MN

    Default Pre-Op vs Post-Op Diagnosis

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    I am trying to find definitive documentation re: using pre-op vs post-op diagnosis codes on anesthesia services.

    If you have this information, a link to it, etc. I would much appreciate it!

    Thanks so much!
    Lisa Gillstrom, CPC, CPBB, HUC
    National Compliance Manager

    himagine solutions inc.
    3109 W. Martin Luther King Blvd., Suite 650, Tampa, FL 33607
    P: 813-331-0645

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    Apr 2007

    Default Diagnosis pre-op vs post-op

    You should code for the pre-op diagnosis as this is most accurate. If I find a quoted reference I'll send it along. It may be in "The Anesthesia answer book"

    Coding in CA

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