Jul 9th, 2015 - petunia 195
47120 Liver resections
If a provider does liver resections on 2 lobes is it appropriate to bill 47120 x's 2. Partial liver resections of segment 1 and segment 5.
Jul 10th, 2015 - petunia 195
re: 47120 Liver resections
This is the response I received on another site in case the question comes up again.
Earlier this code can be billed with only 1 unit. But CMS has released new Medically Unlikely Edits (MUE) as 2. So you can bill this CPT® code with 2 units. Billing example:
Line 1: 47120 X 2 units.
Line 1: 47120 X1 unit
Line 2: 47120 -51 modifier X1 unit.