Month: December 2016


Acute Blood Loss Diagnosis Codes

Our hospital tells us they are developing guidelines for the application of diagnosis codes for acute blood loss anemia post-operatively. They propose the use of lab values pre- and post-op to allow the hospital coders to assign these codes. Is this correct coding?


Global Period for ICP Monitor

I did a consultation on an ICU patient (non-Medicare) and placed an intracranial pressure monitor (ICP) via twist drill on a patient this morning. The global period for the ICP monitor code, 61107, is 90 days so I now can’t bill for any follow-up hospital care. What’s the point – I should just not bill for the ICP monitor placement so I can continue to bill for follow up hospital care.

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