Cardiothoracic Surgery Billing
Cardiothoracic surgery billing is a complex billing process that takes the billing procedures of other practices into consideration. Like any other major surgical billing process, cardiothoracic surgery requires the collaboration of other medical specialties in order to perform the procedure. In all cases of these kinds of surgeries, the assistance of anesthesiologists is required.
Since cardiothoracic surgeries are done mostly in major medical facilities, it is usually billed through inpatient hospital billing codes that use the Medical Severity Diagnosis Related Group (MSD-RG) classification system. This system assigns billing codes based on the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, and Clinical Modification, otherwise known as ICD-9-CM diagnosis and procedural codes.