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Four digit subcategories .8 and .9 are usually reserved for "other" specified and "unspecified" condition:
When the physician makes hospital visits, code the reason for the visit, which may not necessary be the reason the patient was admitted to the hospital:
Private health insurance plans using the UCR system may pay a physician's full charge if it does not exceed UCR charges:
A term used as the name or disease, structure, operation, or procedure, usually derived from the name of a place or a person who discovered or described it first is an acronym:
When there is a choice of two or three somewhat similar codes, the insurance claims examine will choose the highest-paying code:
Fractures are coded as open if there is no indication of whether the fracture is open or closed:
In coding a surgical procedure, postoperative care and follow-up visits may not be coded separately if they fall within the global period for the procedure:
Some managed care plans develop "internal codes" for the use by the plan only to code specific procedure:
The medicare global surgery policy for major operations is similar to the surgical package concept:
The CPT codebook includes a description of the number of follow-up days that are allowed after surgery at no additional charges:
Italicized codes in the tabular list in the ICD-9-CM may never be sequenced as prinicpal or primary diagnoses:
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