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An initial inpatient consultation with a detailed history, detailed exam, and MDM of low complexity would be coded to what E/M code?
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If a aptient were discharged from the hospital with a diagnosis of probable myocardial infarction without a history of MI in the past, What ICD-9 code would the coder document for this stay?
Weegy: The ICD code for patient discharged from the hospital with a diagnosis of probable myocardial infarction without a history of MI in the past is ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code [ 410 ] (More)
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In medical billing and coding what are some of the problems associated with modifiers -51 and -59?
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What are the three types of wound repair, and what must be documented to code them?
Weegy: 3 Types of Wound Repair and their corresponding code: 1. [ Simple Repair- (CODE 12001 – 12021) - repair (12001 – 12021) “…when the wound is superficial; eg, involving primarily epidermis or dermis, or subcutaneous tissues without significant involvement of deeper structures, and requires simple one layer closure. This includes local anesthesia and chemical or electrocauterization of wounds not closed.” In other words, this code is utilized for the simplest type of surgical wound repair on the integumentary system. 2. Intermediate repair CODE (12031 – 12057) - includes, in addition to the requirements of a simple repair, “…layered closure of one or more of the deeper layers of subcutaneous tissue and superficial (non-muscle) fascia, in addition to the skin (epidermal and dermal) 3. Complex repair ( CODE 13100 – 13160) - “includes the repair of wounds requiring more than layered closure, viz., scar revision, debridement (eg, traumatic lacerations or avulsions), extensive undermining, stents, or retention sutures. closure. ] (More)
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