tci Part B Insider - 2013 Issue 28

Part B Coding Coach: Anesthesia Providers Shouldn't Ignore V Codes

Build your diagnosis codes by starting with subterms. Thinking that V code diagnoses might not apply to your provider is a mistake no anesthesia coder should make. Follow these tips to successful V code selection and find better ways to get your claims paid. Subterms Guide You to the Best Diagnosis V codes can add details to your claim that help the payer better understand the situation. That additional information and specificity can possibly boost your reimbursement, experts say. Example: Let’s assume you’re coding for a patient who underwent prophylactic organ removal of an ovary. You have...

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