Month: October 2020

Dialysis Circuit Revision
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Dialysis Circuit Revision

October 29, 2020 Question: My vascular surgeon performed a dialysis circuit open revision, and had to remove subcutaneous fat during the procedure. He said this was a more complex procedure than usual, so is there another code to use besides 36832? Answer: Removing excess subcutaneous fat is included in the work for 36832, so this...

SI Joint Injection Help
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SI Joint Injection Help

October 29, 2020 Question: My physician performed an SI joint injection in the ASC under ultrasound guidance and wants to bill 27096 and 76942. Is this correct? The description of the codes say imaging is included. Answer: No, this is not correct; you are correct to catch the inclusion of the imaging statement. CPT code...

Excision of Cyst
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Excision of Cyst

October 29, 2020 Question: I need some help. The physician made an incision over a cyst was able to remove the contents in total or by piece meal. Would this be considered an excision of a benign lesion? Answer: Yes, it would be considered a benign lesion excision using a code from category 11400-11446. Make...

Burn Debridements
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Burn Debridements

October 15, 2020 Question: Our patient had full thickness burn of foot and has been having serial debridements to the bone 25x17cm. Patient returned to operating room for another debridement down to the bone then reconstruction of foot with a muscle flap. For the debridements prior to flap closure, is it appropriate to code 11044...

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