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Identified Risk Factors in High Medical Decision Making for a Potential Malignancy

There is a debate between the doctors and our department:

An ultrasound was done and the patient has a 5 cm mass near her ovary. The MD is planning surgery to remove the mass, it is not known for certain whether or not the mass is benign or malignant. The MD believes that the mass is an identified risk factor because the mass is potentially cancerous. We believe that at this point, the surgery should not be given credit for high risk surgery with identified risk factors because the mass is not identified as being cancerous at this point.

I could consider this being a risk factor if the provider makes the case for it in the note, but just a mass with the potential of being malignant we do not believe to be an inherent identified risk factor.

Thoughts???? Thank you!

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Looking for CPC-A position in High Point Triad area in North Carolina. Pulmonary exp

Hello, I am currently looking for a Medical Coding Position in the High Point Triad area of North Carolina. I have extensive experience in the cardiopulmonary field as I was a Registered Respiratory Therapist for many years.

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Karen Palmer

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Diabetes and Hylercholesterolemia/ High Cholesterol

Having a issue with the E11.69 diabetes with specified complications. If the patient has diabetes and hypercholesterolemia, is the relationship assumed if not linked in documentation? I say no. If hyperlipidemia is not assumed, how can high cholesterol? Some are disagreeing with me. Please help.
Danielle K.

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Delivery dx code for uncomplicated delivery with high risk pregnancy

ICD 10 Code O80 shows Encounter for full-term uncomplicated delivery. There is a note that states: …This code is for use as a single diagnosis code and is not to be used with any other code from chapter 15.

I have an OP Note for a patient that was induced at 39 weeks. She had a diagnosis of Oligohydramnios and Small for gestational age fetus. The reason for induction is because her amniotic flud dropped to 4 and during an amniotomy there was no fluid noted. The delvery however went well, it was quick, no lacerations or problems of any kind. I cannot determine which code to use for the delivery. The Oligohydramnios O41.030 is third trimester, not delivery. The small for age fetus O36.5930 is the same situation, it is not a delivery code. The physician has also been adding O09.93 "Supervision of high risk pregnancy, unspecified, third trimester" to the office notes. How do I code a full term uncomplicated delivery with High Risk pregnancy?

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High risk pregnancies with more than 13 antepartum visits

Hello,

Most all of the ob/gyn docs I work for have a number of patients that are requiring more than the global 10-13 antepartum visits for their care. Whether it be for poorly controlled gestational diabetes, pre-existing dm, drug abuse, etc., how does anyone out there bill for these extra visits and get them paid successfully? Please advise.

Thank you!

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