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anti-coagulation codes

Kathy Posted Fri 09th of August, 2013 20:23:24 PM

Does it raise a red flag for an audit to use the anti-coagulation codes even if used properly? Kansas

SuperCoder Answered Fri 09th of August, 2013 21:44:06 PM

Some use of the codes is to be expected. What's more likely to bring scrutiny is using the wrong codes based on payer policy (e.g., 99363 to Medicare), coding higher than normal numbers for your area of a certain code, or combining codes in an unexpected way (e.g., ALWAYS reporting 99211 with 85610).

Kathy Posted Wed 14th of August, 2013 01:31:30 AM

Thank you so much for your help!

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