Patricia Posted Wed 16th of May, 2012 19:43:19 PM
Does anyone know if there is a procedure for this? Doctor has notes stating "Removal of Foreign Body from Umbilical Cord"?
SuperCoder Answered Wed 16th of May, 2012 21:09:17 PM
It could be incidental too. We need complete OP report to visualize the scenario.Thank You
Patricia Posted Wed 16th of May, 2012 23:11:44 PM
That is just it. There is not operative report, only office notes as I stated in the original post. I can not find a FB removal for Umbilical Cord. Would I not just up the visit level?
SuperCoder Answered Thu 17th of May, 2012 21:21:19 PM
Yes, you can go for visit level codes for that corresponding meeting the components. There is no code for FB removal for umbilical cord.