In Coding
Apr 21st, 2019
Question: In researching CPT® code 49905 Omental flap, intra-abdominal (List separately in addition to code for primary procedure), I found an article in AAPC’s Knowledge Center, dated 10/01/2013, titled “Omental Pedical Flaps,” that states this is an open surgical code. Does this mean I cannot this add-on code for laparoscopic procedures? Answer: Code 49905 describes the use ...
In Coding
Oct 1st, 2013
Recognize the procedure, learn about it, and code it right. It isn’t uncommon for one or two lines to be buried within an abdominal surgery operative report documenting a procedure involving the patient’s omentum. The most common of these is the omental pedicle flap—a simple procedure that can be easily recognized, and correctly billed … ...