What is the reimbursement for an assistant surgeon using modifier 80? Is the payment different for the primary and the assistant?
Month: October 2016
We did a mandibular fracture repair on a patient (car accident) and placed the interdental fixation as part of the fracture repair. We saw the patient in the office, about 8 weeks postop, for a visit and everything was looking good so we removed the wires/fixation. Is the removal separately billable or included in the global fee?
What reimbursement should we expect when using the global period modifiers 58, 79 and 78?
Our PM&R physician admitted a patient to inpatient rehabilitation from the acute care hospital after having surgery for a traumatic fracture of the right femur for debility and gait training. I found a code for the fracture of the femur S72.91XA or should I use Z47.89 for aftercare? Which code should I use?
Is there a code for an endoscopic septoplasty?
When coding for an EVAR, I have a difficult, even impossible time determining if the surgeon places and extension, or if the "limb" she is placing is part of the device. Any help?
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