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  1. #11
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    Apr 2007
    Greeley, Colorado


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    Angie - I can't find anything that says I can't code the scenario... I just want to be sure, because she originally coded (get this) 26990...and we will be looking at sending some money back to the insurance along with a corrected claim for the correct charges. I don't want it to be more of a mess than it already is!

    And it's wonderful that we all learned something today!
    Lisa Bledsoe, CPC, CPMA

  2. #12
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    Apr 2007
    Milwaukee WI

    Default That's how I'd code it ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Lisa Curtis View Post
    Ok - so I went to my Taber's...this edition includes an illustration. Based on this information and the CDR, looks like I really have 2 I&D's of the vulva (mons pubis and labia majora0 and one integ of the lower abdomen... Which leads me to wonder if I can code 56405, 56405-59, 10061-59...???

    (Taber's states "that portion of the female external genitalia lying posterior to the mons vernis, consisting of the labia majora, labia minora, clitoris, vestibule of the vagina, vaginal opening, Bartholin's glands.")

    I appreciate your help ladies!!
    That's how I'd code it ... including the -59 modifier on the 2d and 3d procedures.
    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CPC-E/M

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