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Coding => Coding => Topic started by: Reliable on April 05, 2011, 12:30:08 PM

Title: Coding
Post by: Reliable on April 05, 2011, 12:30:08 PM
 What type of procedures does a General Surgeon perform ?
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Post by: rdmoore2003 on April 05, 2011, 04:24:52 PM
gall bladders, appendix, etc   Is this what you mean?  or are you wanting more in depth procedures and/or codes?
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Post by: Reliable on April 11, 2011, 11:56:07 AM
Thanks Regina, yes this is what I mean, but if you give me a bigger list and codes as well, I'd appreciate it.

Faye, Reliable
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Post by: rdmoore2003 on April 11, 2011, 02:53:29 PM
Thanks Regina, yes this is what I mean, but if you give me a bigger list and codes as well, I'd appreciate it.

Faye, Reliable


Around my area, the general surgeons do just basics as I listed and you can throw in procedures like removing hemorrhoids (is this spelled right)?   Is there anyone that can help with more information for her?   This sounds more like a  Linda and/or Michele question.
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Post by: PMRNC on April 11, 2011, 05:18:27 PM
Best to get coding books. your poll posted says ICD9 and CPT, it's not quite reasonable to expect us to list codes and procedures, there would be a lot of them!
Take out the CPT book and look under surgical procedures, that should help you.  Remember that some General Surgeon's depending on the area might even do procedures an ENT or other specialist might do.
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Post by: pattil88 on April 12, 2011, 01:24:30 PM
A general surgeon can do a wide variety of procedures. In my experience emphasis seems to be on abdominal procedures (intestines, esophagus, stomach, colon, gallbladder, bile ducts, etc.) and laparascopic/exploratory minimal invasive procedures. It's also not uncommon for them to perform dermatology procedures, especially in areas where there are limited specialist services available. As far as diagnosis codes go, they can be all across the board.
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Post by: Reliable on April 25, 2011, 01:27:54 PM
Thank you all for your responses, sorry it took me so long to reply, the General Surgeon disappeared for a while, and I got busy with other doctors, different specialties, and now he's back again... thanks for your help.

Faye, Reliable
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Post by: APruitt2045 on May 25, 2011, 08:36:52 AM
My physician is the medical director of a pulmonary rehab facility. He has to be available for the pts when patients are in the lab and he has to interview patients once a month. Then he has to approve the treatment plan.  Do you know how and if we can bill for this?

Thank you,
Amber
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Post by: Michele on May 31, 2011, 06:39:44 AM
I would think that most of his services would be reimbursed in the form of a salary from the facility?  For having to be available?  But if he sees the patients I would think that would be billable as an E&M service depending on what is involved.  I haven't been involved with a situation like this - anybody else have any experience??
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Post by: APruitt2045 on June 02, 2011, 10:25:38 AM
Does anyone know if there are CPT codes for nursing home consults?
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Post by: Michele on June 03, 2011, 09:31:49 AM
Do you mean codes for nursing home visits?  Or codes for consultations in a nursing home?  The latter would be the regular consultation codes, 99241-99255 but with POS for nursing home.  But Medicare doesn't cover consultation codes.  Nursing home cpts are 99304-99310.

Hope that helps!
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Post by: tlewis on June 13, 2011, 06:22:07 PM
http://www.ama-assn.org/ama1/pub/upload/mm/363/medphyspymtschedul01.pdf

go to pages 14,15,16 and it should get you in the right direction.


Google is your best friend....
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Post by: Michele on June 14, 2011, 06:37:33 AM
Hey....Google is my best friend too!   ;D