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ICD-10: Here’s How To Report Hiatal Hernia In 2013

When ICD-9 becomes ICD-10 in 2013, you’ll need to get familiar with different sections in the new diagnosis code system, even if the condition you’re reporting has a simple one-to-one crosswalk.
When your surgeon performs a hiatal hernia repair, yo…

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How Do I Code An Arthroscopic To Open Ankle Surgery?

Question: Our surgeon attempted to remove a loose body in the ankle arthroscopically, but it was too large so he had to perform an open removal. Do I bill only for the open procedure, or include the arthroscopic attempt as a discontinued procedure?
Answer: Because your surgeon completed the procedure as an open case, you’ll report […]

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