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May 25th, 2016 - ginger.plemmons 1 


Hi, When coding an inpatient account, a VATS is performed/wedge resection/lobectomy. Does the coder code the wedge resection at the same time during the same operative session as the lobectomy? Thanks

May 25th, 2016 - petunia 195 

re: VATS

Depends on the case. Was the wedge done and then sent to pathology As a diagnostic and a lobectomy was done you can bill 32663, 32668. You can also bill a wedge of lung and a lobectomy from separate locations of lung just make sure you use your modifiers to show the were separate.

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