Open vs Laparoscopic Tubal

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Hello,
I am trying to code a laparoscopic tubotubal anastomosis. The CPT book lists 58750. However, I think if it is not specified as laparoscopic it is considered an open procedure, am I correct? I feel that close enough is not good enough and want to submit the procedure with 58679 (unlisted laparoscopic procedure, oviduct, ovary). Please let me know your thoughts.

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Unlisted Laparoscopic

I agree - if there is no defninite code for the laparascopic procedure, then use the unlisted laparascopic code. Base your fee on the open code.

Hope that helps.

F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC
 
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