grace Posted Mon 04th of December, 2017 15:27:09 PM
In regards to the translation of CPT 27197 code description, does the comma between each description mean and/or? Also does this description mean we need to be able to support the procedure with one or more then one diagnosis?
SuperCoder Answered Tue 05th of December, 2017 01:19:30 AM
As per above scenario, in CPT code 27197, comma stands for "and/or". Diagnosis code that need to be associated with CPT code depends on the documentation. If documentation supports more than one ICD which you feel need to be supported with the particular CPT code (27197 in this case), you need to assign all those ICDs and if you feel there is only one main ICD which is enough to support the CPT code, you need to associate only one ICD with that CPT but secondary ICDs could be provided along with the principle dx.
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