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Thread: Unlisted Laparoscopy procedures, esophageal

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    Default Unlisted Laparoscopy procedures, esophageal

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    We have a general surgeon that does quite a lot of Nissen procedures and also does quite a bit of unlisted laparoscopic procedures. We are having trouble setting our RVU's and pricing for these unlisted procedures.

    Can anyone give me hints on how they handle this situation?

    Betty Lohrenz CPC-I
    Director of Coding
    Creighton Medical Associates
    Omaha, NE

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    Apr 2007
    Milwaukee WI

    Default Look at the open procedure

    We usually look at the equivalent open procedure, and base our fee for the unlisted lap procedure accordingly.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CPC-E/M

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