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2010 CPT General Surgery Coding Update: Changes for Lap, Abdominal Repair & Hemorrhoidectomy

Posted on 30. Dec, 2009 by in Hot Coding Topics

Can you find codes in 2010′s resequencing mess? We show you how.

Reporting your general surgeon’s service with an unlisted code means more documentation work and a payment guessing game — that’s why you’ll welcome CPT 2010’s more specific codes.

General surgery can get all the details at this on-demand, specialty-specific audio update. But we won’t keep you in complete suspense. Here’s a peek at what you’ll learn in the audio.

Capture Large Abdominal Repairs With New Code

When your general surgeon repairs a large abdominal wall defect, you didn’t have a way to report the work — until now.

CPT 2010 adds 14301 (Adjacent tissue transfer or rearrangement, any area; defect 30.1 sq cm to 60.0 sq cm) and +14302 (… each additional 30.0 sq cm, or part thereof [List separately in addition to code for primary procedure]) for these services. “We often see really massive abdominal wall repairs ” much more...

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