According to the CPT Surgery Guidelines, what is the code for the following unlisted procedures: Unlisted laparoscopic procedure, liver?
According to the CPT Surgery Guidelines, what is the code for the following unlisted procedures: Unlisted procedure, neck or thorax?
If a coder is unable to locate a code that describes the exact service provided, it is acceptable to use a code that approximates the service provided. (True or False)
False, You would use an unlisted procedure
What modifier would you use if you were coding only for the professional component of a diagnostic procedure?
Modifier -25, significant, separately identifiable E/M service by the same physician on the same day of the procedure or other service, is used to report an E/M service that was:
Provided on the same day as a minor procedure performed by the same physician.
Modifier -59, distinct procedure service, is used to indicate that:
Services that are usually bundled into one payment were provided as separate services.
A new patient presents to the physician's office at which time the physician provides a comprehensive history and exam with a high complexity MDM.
What are the three key components that are present in every patient case, except counseling encounters or time-based codes, and enable the coder to choose the appropriate level of service?
history, examination, medical decision making
Modifier _____ is used to indicate that a separately identifiable E/M service was performed by the physician on the same day as the preventive medicine service.
Assign a CPT anesthesia code and applicable modifiers for anesthesia services for an 81-year-old patient with mild systemic disease who receives anesthesia for revision of total hip arthroplasty.
Assign a CPT anesthesia code and applicable modifiers for anesthesia services for a 9- month-old normal child who received anesthesia for hernia repair in the lower abdomen