tci Outpatient Facility Coding Alert - 2015 Issue 1

Surgical Focus: Follow These 4 Steps to Set Wrist Repair Coding on Track

Be well versed in anatomy to differentiate tendon from nerve codes. Hand and wrist surgery operative reports can be overwhelming from a coding perspective, particularly when the surgeon performs more than 10 procedures during the session. Here’s the key to keeping your claims in order: Have a solid knowledge of anatomy and break down the services by site. Read the following operative note and determine how you would code the service. Dig Into the Op Report Summary The patient had the following injuries: A 12-cm complex laceration to the volar right wrist Transections of the radial artery, superficial...

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