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Oct 19th, 2015 - Loni10 2 

pancreaticoduodenectomy with cholecystectomy

HI,

I am a new coder at a billing company and we are taking on surgeon. I was given cases to code and I am stuck on the procedure for one patient. As I am the lead coder and this is a billing company, I have noone to ask for further assistance.

The operation was listed as the following:

pancreaticoduodenectomy with cholecystectomy, pancreaticojejunostomy, choledochojejunostomy and gastrojejunostomy (Whipple Procedure), interoperative liver ultrasound.

I have read through the op reports and think I understand what they did but I cannot put the pieces together to code this.

Please help. Thank you.
Loni10

Oct 19th, 2015 -

re: pancreaticoduodenectomy with cholecystectomy

look at code 48153, i think that may cover all the procedures you listed:) also read the note below it(in the CPT® book) for the codes for the ultrasound under the word that states introduction...it has the codes for the radiological supervison and interpertation 74300 -74305

Oct 19th, 2015 - Loni10 2 

re: pancreaticoduodenectomy with cholecystectomy

Thank you! I was losing my mind!

Oct 19th, 2015 -

re: pancreaticoduodenectomy with cholecystectomy

your welcome, I will help in anyway that i can. Good Luck!!:)



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