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Gastroenterology Coding Alert

Appendectomy Coding:

Avoid Raising Appendectomy Claim Red Flags With These Tips

Heads up: You have more options besides 44955. You may consider appendectomy as a bundled service with other procedures, but you may be wrong. Appendectomy is separately reportable based on the diagnosis and the physician’s decision and you are forfeiting valuable dollars by giving your appendectomy codes a go by. Follow these tips to ring in the deserved payout for [...]