CPT and HCPCS

Coding Challenge – X-ray Imaging and Pain
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Coding Challenge – X-ray Imaging and Pain

Radiology Service Components and Unconfirmed Diagnoses Often when a radiology service is performed, there are two components involved: a technical component and a professional component. When only the technical or professional component is provided, the appropriate modifier needs to be appended to the CPT code to indicate to the payer how that portion of the…

Ivor Lewis Esophagectomy and Two Surgeons
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Ivor Lewis Esophagectomy and Two Surgeons

The Coding Challenge Question: A patient undergoes an Ivor Lewis esophagectomy with a thoracotomy. Dr. Blue, a thoracic surgeon, performs the thoracic approach and thoracic procedures, and Dr. Green, a general surgeon, performs the abdominal procedures. How would Dr. Blue report for his part of the procedure? A. 43122-59B. 43287-80C. 43117-62D. 43118-81 Answer: (more…)