How Do I Code a Lipoma Removal from Neck
Dec02

How Do I Code a Lipoma Removal from Neck

Here’s a Question from one of my readers: – Subscriber from Michigan My provider removed a lipoma from his patient’s neck “intramuscular, below fascia, subcutaneous soft tissue size 3.5 cm” the op report says. How Do I Code a Lipoma Removal from the Neck?       First thing first, read the Operative Report as well as the Pathology Report: Keyword(s): (possible keyword to look for) – Full...

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2015 New CPT Coding Changes for General Surgery Practice
Nov30

2015 New CPT Coding Changes for General Surgery Practice

I have been a coder for General Surgery for almost 10 years now changes are not new to me. In 2015 we need to know that we have new, revised and deleted codes for General Surgery and this will affect our reimbursement if we are not aware of these changes. 2015 New CPT Coding Changes for General Surgery Practice Effective January 1, 2015 We have 2 deleted Codes for transendoscopic stent placement and ablation of lesion: 45339 –...

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Medical Billing Coding Hernia Repair Laparoscopic or Open Surgery
Nov30

Medical Billing Coding Hernia Repair Laparoscopic or Open Surgery

Here are the medical billing codes that you can review for HERNIA Repair. Find what medical billing codes fits your need. Medical Billing Coding Hernia Repair Laparoscopic or Open Surgery I am hoping this information can help and save you time finding your medical billing codes for hernia repair. I have also embedded some videos… Please LOGIN HERE to view this content. Or, REGISTER HERE Find this article useful? Please comment...

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Coding Incarcerated Ventral Hernia with Mesh and with Partial Omentectomy and Exploratory Laparotomy
Nov24

Coding Incarcerated Ventral Hernia with Mesh and with Partial Omentectomy and Exploratory Laparotomy

How do you perform coding Incarcerated Ventral Hernia with Mesh and with Partial Omentectomy and Exploratory Laparotomy? Look at these codes if these are appropriate based on your surgeon’s operative report: For your coding incarcerated ventral hernia repair ==>> 49561     Repair initial incisional or ventral hernia; incarcerated or strangulated Your Partial Omentectomy code is… Please LOGIN HERE to view this...

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