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Orthopedic Coding Alert

Coding Tips:

2 Strategies Upgrade Your Post-Op Infections Reporting

Payers and modifiers deserve special attention. You could be forfeiting legitimate reimbursement if you’re including postsurgical infections in the global surgical package of a primary procedure. The billing may seem difficult, as the payer preferences may differ. Use the expert advice that follows for flawless reporting of postoperative infections. Tip 1: Distinguish Between Medicare and Non-Medicare Patients Medicare treats postoperative [...]


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