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APC Answer Letter May 2009

APC Answer Letter, May 1, 2009

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Inside:

  • Blood procedures: Code correctly when the only service is specimen collection via PICC.
  • ED: Consult your FI or MAC about billing LWBS patients; ensure that yours is RAC-ready.
  • Hyperbaric oxygen therapy: Learn about billing when the physician aborts the procedure.
  • Injections and infusions: Distinguish therapeutic infusion from hydration; code with add-ons for concurrent infusion
  • Knee repair: Beware of unbundling in multiple procedures.
  • Ophthalmologic coding: Be aware of the context when coding E/M with Avastin injections
  • Quick coding quiz

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