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    I am of a primary care/peds background and am helping a friend with their billing. He is a plastic surgeon. Having no plastic surg experiance what so ever, I'm a bit lost. We are looking for correct CPT codes for PACU as well as extended recovery. Any direction would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much!!

    Ellen Risotti, working on CPC!

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    Apr 2007
    Louisville, KY


    Unfortunately, PACU is part of the surgery package (from a payment and coding perspective). If, however, your friend happens to own the ASC he's working in (rather than being owned/billed/operated by someone else, like a hospital), he could pick up the facility charges . . . although still, for a long recovery there's not much.

    Not sure this helps, but I think I'm understanding you correctly.

    Good luck.
    Kevin B. Shields, RHIT, CPCO, CCS, CPC, COC, CCS-P, CPC-P, CPC-I

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