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Procedure Coding:

5 Q&As; Take the Pain Out of Hemorrhoid Procedure Coding

Location takes precedence over all other conditions, even number. While reporting hemorrhoid treatment procedures,you can feel daunted sometimes when confronted with so many codes to describe hemorrhoidectomy and yet another for hemorrhoidopexy -- a closely related but distinct procedure. Fear not. Asking yourself these five questions will help you distinguish hemorrhoidectomy procedures for your practice. 1.Where Are the Hemorrhoids Located? [...]