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A physician performed an aspiration via thoracentesis on a patient in observation status in the hospital. The patient has advanced lung cancer with malignant pleural effusion. Later the same day, due to continued accumulation of fluid, the patient was returned to the procedure room and the same physician performed a repeat thoracentesis. what diagnosis and CPT codes would be used. do not report observation codes.?

  • Medical Coding - , Tuesday, January 10, 2012 at 8:01pm

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  • Medical Coding - , Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at 1:16am

    A physician performed an aspiration via thoracentesis on a patient in observation status in the hospital. The patient has advanced lung cancer with malignant pleural effusion. Later the same day, due to continued accumulation of fluid, the patient was returned to the procedure room and the same physician performed a repeat thoracentesis. what diagnosis and CPT codes would be used. do not report observation codes.?

  • Medical Coding - , Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 10:40pm

    the patient received preventive medicine services. the physician's fee is $150. the patient's copayment is $10 (of the $75 fee schedule). the payer reimburses the physician 80% of the $75 fee schedule.

  • Medical Coding - , Thursday, May 16, 2013 at 9:44pm

    This is what I used: 162.9 , 511.81, 32421, 32421-76

  • Medical Coding - , Sunday, July 21, 2013 at 3:02pm

    Select the codes for this observation patient discharge summary 56 year old male admitted for angioedema after taking bactrim for an ear infection the patient had mild respiratory distress and marked sweling in hands face and oropharynx the patient was given iv sterioda in er and was admitted overnight for observation the patients swelling rapidly improved by morning he had no shortness of breath and desired to go home please assign icd 9 and cpt

  • Medical Coding - , Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at 5:22am

    what are the 2 diagnosis codes

  • Medical Coding - , Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 3:58pm

    A physician performed an aspiration via thoracentesis on a patient in observation status in the hospital. The patient has advanced lung cancer with malignant pleural effusion. Later the same day, due to continued accumulation of fluid, the patient was returned to the procedure room and the same physician performed a repeat thoracentesis. what diagnosis and CPT codes would be used. do not report observation codes.?

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