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General Surgery Coding Alert

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With more than 135 ICD-10-CM changes and 69+ CPT® updates, general surgery coders are among the most impacted in 2019. You’ll need to navigate changes for eyelid neoplasm, post-procedural infection, appendicitis, FNA, allograft, transcatheter insertion or replacement or removal of permanent leadless pacemaker, and more.

Then there’s last year’s challenges that continue to best even veteran general surgery coders, such as nailing down biopsies, excisions, and shave removals. Your practice stands to lose significant pay if you don’t have a solid grasp on the requirements for coding each, as well as a keen understanding of the many code options from which to choose. In fact, among practices that frequently perform these procedures, it’s not uncommon to accrue significant annual loss, sacrificing $20 to $100 per lesion.

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Leverage vital, to-the-point monthly guidance to boost your reporting accuracy and your coding know-how. We make it convenient for your team to stay informed, compliant, and profitable with a risk-free subscription to TCI’s General Surgery Coding Alert.

Every issue of General Surgery Coding Alert lays out a wealth of information, breaking down the challenges you face and delivering money-in-the-bank answers to questions like:

  • The surgeon extracted a fluid sample from an ovarian cyst using ultrasound guidance. The op note states, “suspicious for ovarian tumor.” Please advise how to correctly code this case.
  • Can I separately report the take down of adhesions performed during a partial colectomy?
  • Can we count a “complete” ROS when the surgeon includes a statement such as “A 10-point ROS was negative” in the exam notes?


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avoidable denials, reckless audit risks, and costly payback demands.

Our general surgery coding experts will arm you with timely, game-changing guidance to overcome the myriad pitfalls that threaten your claims and compliance success. In fact, we’re so confident your subscription will pay for itself countless times over that we back it with our 100% Money-Back Satisfaction Guarantee.

Bank your deserved pay with solutions to problematic issues in articles such as:

  • Look for PICC-Line Updates and More
  • Follow Special Procedure Coding Rules for Hurricane Michael Victims
  • Calculate Diameter to Cut Skin Excision Errors
  • Limit Table-of-Risk to One Component for MDM
  • Tackle New Infection, Abscess, Gallbladder Codes and More
  • Answer 4 Questions to Focus Skin Coding Options
  • Distinguish MUE and PTP CCI Edits
  • Finalize Dx from Pathology
  • Pinpoint Fluid Extraction Method
  • Integumentary System: Bungle Skin Biopsy Coding and Lose Pay
  • Clip and Save: Sacrifice Up To $97 per Lesion for 11100 Misuse
  • Keep CARC/RARC Current to Track Payment and Denials
  • Use Payer Policy for Coverage Clues
  • Follow Documentation, Definition, Deduction for Diagnosis Code


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As a General Surgery Coding Alert subscriber, you’ll receive additional best-in-class resources at no extra cost:

  • SuperCoder’s Specialty Alert Archive
    E-Subscription and E-Subscription + Print subscribers will get unlimited access to a keyword-searchable database on SuperCoder.com, where you can find solutions to plaguing dilemmas covered in archived issues of General Surgery Coding Alert. This is a $199.99 value!
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    Grow your skill set as TCI’s domain experts walk you through the top challenges and code changes with unlimited access to our webinars!
  • Up to 24 AAPC-approved CEUs per year
    Now you can meet your annual CEU requirements without added expense. You’ll earn up to 6 more CEUs by passing short quizzes, as well as another 12 CEUs by subscribing to our FREE biweekly coding newsletter, SuperCoder Bolt. In total, that’s 24 AAPC-approved CEUs!


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