General Surgery

Hernia Coding Simplified in 2023

In September 2022 the American Medical Association announced the new codes for 2023. Of note for General Surgery practices was a complete overhaul for Hernia codes. There are 15 new CPT codes (49591-49623) that will replace the existing codes which combines location, approach and specifies the size of the repair. For instance CPT code descriptions …

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Breast Cancer Awareness: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Getting Paid

Contributors: Chasity Speaks and Megan Johnson In October we raise awareness for Breast Cancer since it is the second most common cancer that women in the United States face according to the CDC. Every year in the United States, we see cases of about 264,000 in women and 2,400 in men. The mortality rate for …

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Calculating your Lesion and Wound Coding

How are you doing with your Lesion and Wound Repair Coding? Many Physicians across specialties perform skin procedures so it’s important that we understand the proper coding and documentation required. Knowing the guidelines for Lesion Excision and Wound Repair is crucial because at times they are bundled and the calculation methods are very different. Let’s …

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