Results 1 to 2 of 2

Laparoscopic to Open back to Laparoscopic

  1. #1
    Default Laparoscopic to Open back to Laparoscopic
    Medical Coding Books
    I need information on how to code when the surgery starts as laparoscopic converted to open for a small portion and then back to laparoscopic.

  2. Default Lps to open back to lps
    You should bill the OPEN code with a "22" modifier and add diagnosis code V64.41

Similar Threads

  1. Laparoscopic assisted open appendectomy
    By Patty Basa in forum Auditing General Discussion
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-08-2015, 07:15 AM
  2. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 01-11-2013, 10:49 PM
  3. Open vs Laparoscopic Tubal
    By Leesuu in forum Medical Coding General Discussion
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 03-13-2012, 09:59 AM
  4. Laparoscopic procedure versus Open
    By Leesuu in forum OB/GYN
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 01-27-2012, 09:39 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Enjoying Our Forums?

AAPC forums are a benefit of membership. Joining AAPC grants you unlimited access, allowing you to post questions and participate with our community of over 150,000 professionals.

Join Now Continue Reading Without Full Access

Already a Member?


Close Message

In addition to full participation on AAPC forums, as a member you will be able to:

  • Access to the largest healthcare job database in the world.
  • Join over 150,000 members of the healthcare network in the world.
  • Be a part of an industry leading organization that drives the business side of healthcare.
  • Save anywhere from 10%-50% with exclusive member discounts on courses, books, study materials, and conferences.
  • Access to discounts at hundreds of restaurants, travel destinations, retail stores, and service providers. AAPC members also have opportunities to save on heath, life, and liability insurance.
  • Become a member of a local chapter and attend regular meetings.