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Anesthesia Coding Alert

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Watch Your Handling of Same-Day Return to Surgery

Question: I’m coding for a Medicare patient who required surgery for a prosthetic hip dislocation. Later the same day the patient was taken back to the OR for the same diagnosis and a repeat of the prior surgery due to the prosthetic hip dislocating again. This repeat surgery was done by the same surgeon on the same day (2 hours apart), [...]

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