My doctor repaired an inguinal hernia and also placed On-Q pain pumps. Can these be billed with an unlisted code?
Category: CC-General Surgery
In a recent coding coach, you mentioned that an E/M would be inappropriate with placement of a central line. I’m not sure that is always the case. Can you clarify?
I noticed that some codes in general surgery have “separate procedure” at the end of the code, for example: 44005, open enterolysis (lysis of adhesions). What does that mean?
January 14, 2016 Question: If another physician asks me to place a central line for their inpatient, can I also report an inpatient consultation or other E/M code with a 25 modifier? Answer: If you are responding to a specific request to place a central line, the pre- and post-service evaluation you perform in conjunction...
Where can I find Medicare reimbursement amounts for the procedures I do?
Which code would be appropriate to report 45330, Sigmoidoscopy, flexible; diagnostic, including collection of specimen(s) by brushing or washing, when performed (separate procedure) or 45378, Colonoscopy, flexible; diagnostic, including collection of specimen(s) by brushing or washing, when performed (separate procedure), if the physician is unable to advance the colonoscope to the cecum?