All of the following statements regarding coding operative reports are true except:
A. never use a code number described in CPT as a “separate procedure” when it is performed within the same ...
... incision site as the primary procedure and is an integral part of a greater procedure.
B. because there is a monetary value for each CPT code, be sure to use multiple, separate codes to describe a procedure even if CPT has a single code that classifies all the individual components of the described procedure.
C. the postoperative diagnosis should explain the medical necessity for performing the procedure(s).
D. when working in a medical practice, you should not code an excision until the pathology report has been received.
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