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routine healing surgical wound, subsequent care at second facility

I need help getting started on the right track for coding a healing abdominal surgical wound. This patient had lysis of adhesions two days prior to transfer to another hospital. The patient was transferred for an unrelated condition to the abdominal surgery, nevertheless did receive attention to the wound which included removal of some of the staples. There were no complications of surgery, so where do I start in looking for the proper code for the abdominal wound. Is it considered a laceration and what external code would be appropriate?

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Routine OB Dx coding for UA

Is anyone having problems with Medicaid denying UA charges for routine OB screenings when used with Dx Z36.89? We originally billed them with the Z34 code which got denied. Then we tried with Z36.9. That denied. For a while Z36.89 wasn’t being denied, but now it is. With all of the new Z36 codes, I’m a bit lost. It’s just routine screening. Any suggestions?

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Routine Foot Care May Be Covered for Diabetics

Diabetes is a metabolic disease that can lead to other conditions, such as diabetic peripheral neuropathy (nerve damage) and the resulting loss of protective sensation (LOPS). Routine foot care (cutting, clipping or debriding toenails, for example) is generally non-covered under Medicare, but may be covered for beneficiaries who are diagnosed with diabetic peripheral neuropathy because […]
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