1. Inpatient coding is done on a daily basis for each service provided until the patient is discharged. Outpatient coding is done at the time of service like an office visit or a same day procedure. Another difference is that outpatient coding uses CPT codes and inpatient uses ICD 9 2. CPT 21931 ICD-9 782.2
3. Discuss coding for obstetrics, including items covered by the global fee for antepartum and postpartum periods of normal pregnancy. Obstetrics has a coding system that includes global fees. The global fee covers antepartum, delivery, and postpartum. Antepartum coverage includes: prenatal information at the initial visit, vitals, measurements of the fetus and then follow-up visits including monthly visits up to 28 weeks with visits every two weeks between 28-36 weeks and then visits every week until delivery. The delivery coverage is hospital admission and any necessary medical and/or surgical complications. Lastly, the postpartum visit is 6 weeks after delivery and it includes post-partum care. PART B
1. The difference between excludes 1 note and excludes 2 note is the indication of the code use. Excludes 1 note suggest the code should not be used with the above code. The excludes 2 note suggest that a particular condition is excluded from the code. Meaning that the condition that is excluded is not part of the code represented. 2. One problem between modifier -51 and -59 is that they are what they are used for. The -51 modifier refers to multiple procedures performed, whereas modifier -59 is used to indicate usual bundled services were rendered separately. Another issue is that some of the multiple procedures that are being performed are already bundled together so using modifier -51 can be a little tricky.
3. The two types of immunizations are active and passive. The difference is that active immunizations provides an immune response, whereas passive immunizations provides a high level antibodies.
4. The three types of wound...
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