laparoscopic resection of hepatic cyst

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The general surgeon did a laparoscopic rescetion of a hepatic cyst in segments V, VI, VII & VIII. I haven't been able to find a CPT that fits the descritption of what the doctor did. The closest I could find was an open code: 47120 (Hepatectomy, resection of liver; partial lobectomy).

Has anyone ever coded for a laparoscopic version of a partial lobectomy? Do I have to use the unlisted laparoscopic procedure code for the liver 47379? The claims clerk is going to love that one.;)

Any & all help in this matter would be most greatly appreciated. I have been hunting for over half an hour & haven't been able to find anything.

Thank you,

Pamela ***ada
Coding Dept
Maui Medical Group
 

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Does anyone know a better code for a laparoscopic resection of a liver cyst without a partial lobectomy? All I can find is the unlisted code 47379.
 
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