Every year CMS releases an updated inpatient-only surgery list: and the surgeries on this list are not arbitrarily selected.
Due to the complexity of the procedure, the risk for complications, the need for post-operative monitoring, and an anticipated prolonged time for recovery, CMS understands that these surgeries require a high level of care.
Terry discusses some of these procedures in this episode of the CodeCast podcast and why it is important not only to your practice revenue but your patient’s financial choices.
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Ms. Terry Fletcher is a healthcare coding and billing consultant based in Southern California. With over 30-years experience, Ms. Fletcher teaches over 100 specialty coding Seminars, Teleconferences and Webinars every year. You can find her CodeCast™ podcast series, focusing on Physician Coding, Billing, Reimbursement, compliance, and Medical industry revenue opportunities, on iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn, and Google Play.