Coding “yes?” or coding “no?” You are the judge

Sometimes as coders and billers we tend to look at a report and think, “Well, what my physician meant to say was…”

We then code from that assumption… and there is nothing more dangerous than assumptive coding!

Yet, it happens all of the time, especially when a coder gets comfortable in their job or with their physician’s documentation.

Terry looks at specific language in today’s CodeCast and asks: “Can we code for it? Yes, or No?”

You will be the judge on this one as Terry expertly gives you the answers on when you are right, and also when you are wrong.

As an added bonus, Terry also leads a discussion on how to “ace” the modifier-59 coding.

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