Laparoscopic cholecystectomy with failed cholangiogram

liz_snyder

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Hi,

I have a procedure where the physician was performing a laparoscopic cholecystectomy with an intraoperative cholangiogram however the cholangiogram was attempted but could not be performed and had to be aborted. Should I bill 47563 with Mod 52 or just the 47562?

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated
Liz
 
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47562

I would not bill at all for the failed procedure. You will get reduced payment for the completed lap choley if you amend either the 52 or 53. Neither of which is appropriate in this case. Not done, not done.
Best of luck.
Anita Johnson, CCS, CCS-P, CPC, CPMA
 
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