AMA CPT® Assistant - 1992 Issue 3 (March)

How to Code from an Operative Report (Fall 1992)

Fall 1992 pages 23-28 Coding Commentary How to Code from an Operative Report See example report. The following "tips" are offered to help you code the surgical procedure(s) described in an operative report. Information is also provided on how to code the diagnoses found in the specific operative report used as a reference in this article. However, the "tips" provided can assist you with coding other operative reports as well. 1)    Make a copy of the operative report that you can make notes on and work from. 2)    Look at the top of the operative report where it indicates the operation...

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