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Jun 11th, 2015 - R1CPC 1 

Laparascopic liver biopsy

The physician cauterized and grasped a 1cm liver lesion via laparasocpic he also bovied and removed a small anterial abdominal wall lesion. Would we code this 49321? or ??

Jun 11th, 2015 - petunia 195 

re: Laparascopic liver biopsy

Everything I've read says you should use unlisted laparoscopic liver code 47379.

Jun 11th, 2015 - R1CPC 1 

re: Laparascopic liver biopsy

So we would bill 49321 for the abdominal wall removal & 47379 for the liver cyst removal? what would we compare the 47379? I'm thinking 47100?

Jun 11th, 2015 - petunia 195 

re: Laparascopic liver biopsy

We typically pick a code that is comparable in time and complexity. 47100 would sounds fair to me but we normally make sure our provider agrees. That is the code I compare to though. :-)



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