Vera Posted Mon 03rd of February, 2014 16:07:31 PM
I was recently told when billing for a boot in a post operative period that I should be putting the ICD-9 code of why the patient had surgery in the diagnosis box Example - bunion surgery the L4360 is the HCPCS code and the icd-9 should be 735.0 instead of V58.78 (which is what I use) - and then put in box 19 "for use in post operative period" -- ??
Are both ways acceptable? Is one better than the other? I have never had an issue... I bill L4360 LT.KX and dx V58.78 - place of service 12. At the podiatry conference I just attended in Phoenix tells me the other way I already mentioned?
SuperCoder Answered Tue 04th of February, 2014 09:28:35 AM
From my CE-
I would continue your current billing method. There is nothing wrong with it & you are getting paid