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Carpal Bone Fracture – Codes 25630-25635

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Arthrocentesis Small Joint – Medical Codes 20600 – 20605

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Anesthesia Coding Education: Sciatic Nerve Block & Same-Day General Anesthesia

Question: My anesthesiologist performed a sciatic nerve block for a patient with postoperative pain on the same day he provided general anesthesia for that patient’s knee surgery. How should I code this?
Answer: Use modifier 59 (Distinct procedural service) when you need to show that your physician performed two distinct services on the same day. When […]

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Medica Coding – Evaluation and Management Selection, What code should I use?

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What’s the Correct Diagnosis Code for a Urine Drug Test?

Question: What is the proper ICD-9 code when the lab performs a urine drug test?
Answer: ICD-9 does not provide one specific code for a urine drug test. The correct diagnosis code to report when billing for the lab test depends on the signs, symptoms, patient condition, or other reason for the test, such as screening. […]

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OB or Not OB: That’s the Ultrasound Coding Question

Question: For an ultrasound, the radiologist documented measurements of the uterus, endometrial complex, and ovaries. She noted no evidence of intrauterine pregnancy, no free fluid in the cul-de-sac, physiologic follicle formation, and positive Doppler flow in the ovaries. The patient had syncope but no confirmed pregnancy. Should I report an obstetric or nonobstetric ultrasound?
Answer: Because the patient […]

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How Do You Code Sigmoidoscopy with Anoscopy, Biopsy?

Question: Notes indicate that the gastroenterologist performs a rigid sigmoidoscopy; during the encounter, he also performs an anoscopy without anesthesia and three biopsies of the mucous membrane. How should I report this episode? Can I report the exam separately with 46600?
Answer: You can report a single code for these three services. On the claim, report 45305 (Proctosigmodoscopy, rigid; with biopsy, single or […]

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E/M Coding Education: Does ‘No SOB’ Fall Under HPI or ROS?

Question: For a chart with a chief complaint of resolving pneumonia, a note indicates, “No coughing, SOB.” Should I give the pediatrician credit for this ‘no coughing & no shortness of breath’ statement under history of present illness (HPI) or as a review of systems (ROS)?
Answer: This is a gray area of E/M coding that […]

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