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when codes are listed in slanted brackets in the alphabetical index it indicates that
both codes must be listed in the specified order
this 19-year-old male received repair of his right cheek right ear and back of his neck the 2.3 laceration his neck required repair of the subcutaneous tissues whereas the laceration to his cheek which was 2cm and the ear which was 1 cm required repair of the subcutaneous and superficial fascia
if 22-year-old patient sees another physician to obtain a second opinion consult about possible surgery and the history is detailed the exam is comprehensive and the medical decision making is moderate what is the code for this visit
staff model HMO is
a group of physicians who are employees of an organization that provide health care
what type of billing error is in the following billing scenario? this 29-day-old female infant is seen by the pediatrician for one hour and 15 minutes for the first time in critical care. these services are coded as 99293
what type of error is in the following billing scenario? this 29-year-old male patient is diagnosed with glomerulonephritis due to diphtheria which is coded as 580.81
what type of error is in the following billing scenario? this 59-year-old male has been diagnosed with heart disease and malignant hypertension this is coded as 402.00
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what type of error is in the following scenario? this 49-year-old male patient is coded as 31200 for the procedure and 786.50 for diagnosis
what type of error is in the following billing scenario? this 24-year-old male patient receives services coded as 59100
a 33-year-old female patient has ORIF for a fracture while visiting out of state when she returns to her home state she visits her physician the correct modifier would be
if a seven-year-old patient had a well check two days ago and returns with complaints of severe headache with a history and exam that were expanded problem focused and medical decision making that is straightforward this would be coded as
patient received closed treatment of a compound fracture of the shaft of the radius with manipulation what are the proper codes
co-morbidities are not considered in selecting an E/M code
unless their presence significantly increases the complexity of the medical decision
when multiple procedures are performed
proper anesthesia code is the code for the most complex procedure
patient has an incomtetent cervix that resulted in an incomplete spontaneous abortion
this 29-year-old patient received second stage mohs' surgery for seven specimens which included immunohistochemisry
17305, 17310x2, 88342 -(17315 would be the proper updated code as 17305 has been deleted
this 28-year-old male is diagnosed with prostatocystitis due to staphylococcus
601.3, 041.1 (041.19 would be the proper updated code)
this 2-year-old male received a 20 sq.cm graft to his right leg after having been burned three months ago when a pot of hot water fell in him
wadge ovary specimen was submitted for microscopic pathology which included special staining
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