Surgery, Part II DISCUSSION
Unit 4 systems include Digestive System, Urinary System, Male Genital System, Reproductive System Procedures, Intersex Surgery, Female Genital System, Maternity Care and Delivery, Endocrine System, Nervous System, Eye and Ocular Adnexa, Auditory System, Operating Microscope.
For your post, this week, like in Unit 3, choose one of the systems above and refer to the guidelines in your CPT code manual to learn more.
Each system has a listing of heading and subheadings. The subheadings or subsections denoted with asterisks (*) have special instructions unique to that subsection. These special notes or guidelines presented can be used as well.
Review and research the guidelines or special notes for your chosen system.
Then, summarize the guidelines or special note in your own words.
DO Not type out the guidelines or special notes from the CPT coding manual.
In the Unit 3 discussion boards, you discussed the differences between the CMS and CPT global surgery package. Building on that discussion, review the CMS Global Surgery document (Links to an external site.) and choose a modifier that can be used within the global period. Provide the modifier number, define the modifier, and provide an example or scenario and explain why it would be appropriate for billing in the global period.
CPT contains a lot of guidelines, the ones listed below are a few examples.
Do not limit the discussion to the following guidelines. Find a new one not listed here for your discussion post.
Examples of Guidelines:
Digestive System – Refer to “Endoscopy, Stomal” (near code 44379)
Urinary System – Refer to “Renal Transplantation” (near code 50290)
Female Genital System – Refer to “Maternity Care and Delivery” (near code 59000)
Nervous System – Refer to “Injection, Drainage, or Aspiration” (near code 62263)
The following YouTube videos will help prepare you for each of these Surgery sections (40490-69990).
Digestive System (Links to an external site.)
Urinary System (Links to an external site.)
Intersex Documentary (Links to an external site.)
Hysterectomy (Links to an external site.)
Endocrine System (Links to an external site.)
Nervous System, Quizlet (Links to an external site.)
Operating Microscope (Links to an external site.)
Please be sure to validate your opinions and ideas with citations and references in APA format.