Go Back   AAPC Medical Coding & Billing Forums > Medical Coding > General Surgery
Forum Rules FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 11-14-2008, 08:49 AM
HILLIC HILLIC is offline
Guru
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Aurora, IL
Posts: 144
HILLIC is on a distinguished road
Default Code for biopsy of mesenteric mass

One of our surgeons did a small bowel resection and a biopsy of a mesenteric mass. We are using code 44130 for the SBR but I am unable to find an appropriate bx code. I was looking at 49180 but it is percutaneous and the procedure was open. Any suggestions?
__________________
Chrissy, CPC
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 11-14-2008, 01:24 PM
mjewett mjewett is offline
Guru
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Johnson City
Posts: 201
mjewett is on a distinguished road
Smile

I think you may have made a typo the code for open small bowel resection is 44120. I did find a code for excision of lesion of mesentery, but it is a separate procedure. Code 44820 is bundled with code 44120. I think 44120 is all you can bill.
Melissa-CPC
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off




Disclaimer: Although AAPC staff members will monitor these forums periodically, we cannot be responsible for the information posted herein, nor guarantee its accuracy. Our members may discuss various subjects related to medical coding, but none of the information should replace the independent judgment of a physician for any given health issue. Please note that the opinions expressed here do not necessarily reflect those of AAPC.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:34 PM.

AAPC - Top

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©2014, AAPC