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CPT Corner: Operative Reports Can Ensure Safety and Accuracy

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With the majority of plastic surgery cases, the surgeon knows in advance what the procedure will be. With that in mind, it’s prudent to write a pre-determination letter to the insurance company with the CPT and ICD-10 codes for the planned procedure. There’s a difference between pre-authorization (e.g., “Has the patient paid their premiums?”) and pre-determination (e.g., “Assuming premiums are up-to-date, will the proposed surgery and codes be covered?”). ASPS cannot help with codes when this necessary step has not been done.

We’ve attempted to include some key requirements for frequent plastic surgery procedures. The following are recommendations of what to include in a high-quality op note. By providing a good operative note, you will hopefully be able to get paid for what you do – and decrease the headaches that can surround reimbursement.

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Product Code: CPT-2017-DEC