Month: February 2017

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ICD-10-CM Coding for Converting to an Open Approach

In ICD-9-CM, there was a specific diagnosis code for converting a laparoscopic procedure to open. I can’t find a similar code in ICD-10? What do you suggest? Having a diagnosis code for this can be helpful in justifying a 22 modifier for increased services, especially when I spend significant time in one approach before I have to convert to an open approach.

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ICD-10-CM Coding for Converting to an Open Approach

In ICD-9-CM, there was a specific diagnosis code for converting a laparoscopic procedure to open. I can’t find a similar code in ICD-10? What do you suggest? Having a diagnosis code for this can be helpful in justifying a 22 modifier for increased services, especially when I spend significant time in one approach before I have to convert to an open approach.

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Can This Partnership Be Saved?

Aesthetic Society News – Winter 2017 by Karen Zupko, President “C an This Marriage Be Saved?” was a McCall’s Magazine column I used to read with great fascination as a teenager. Each month, a psychologist would address questions from real readers whose marriages were on the rocks. The problems were frequently related to miscommunication, money,...

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CPT 2017 for Foot and Toes

AAOS Now – January 2017 by Michael R. Marks, MD, MBA Every autumn, the American Medical Association’s (AMA) Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) book is updated with changes for the next year. In 2016, minimal changes were made, possibly due to the implementation of the International Classification of Diseases, 10th edition (ICD-10) and a desire to...

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