If you incorrectly report an integumentary code instead of a vulvectomy code, you could be depriving your practice a lot of money. Choosing a vulvectomy versus a vulvar lesion excision code depends entirely on your ob-gyn’s documentation. Look for:
Ob-Gyn Coding Alert
3 Documentation Elements Will Help You Declare Victory Over Coding Vulvar Lesion Claims
Find out what a “radical vulvectomy” really means.
Validate How You Report V Codes With This 7 Question Challenge
Find out if a V code can be a primary diagnosis.
Locate 3 Key Pieces of Critical Information Before Coding Based on Time
Key: Don’t rely on ‘I spent more than an hour with the patient’ provider comments.
Break Your 626.9 Unspecified Code Into 2 More Specific Options
Don’t overlook these Excludes notes.
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