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Laparaotomy

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    Default Laparaotomy
    Medical Coding Books
    Can these two codes be billed together.

    CPT 58720
    CPT 58940.59


    And is this selection correct for

    PROCEDURE

    1) EXPLORATORY LAPAROTOMY
    2) RIGHT SALPINGO-OOPHORECTOMY
    3) LEFT OOPHORECTOMY


    Respectfully
    Daniel

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    Based on the information supplied, your codes are correct. Based on CCI you do not need the modifier 59, but I know that some carriers do not follow CCI. We have always used the RT and LT in this circumstance, so try this. You may still get a denial or a request for supporting documentation.

    CPT 58720-RT
    CPT 58940-LT
    Last edited by amjordan; 03-14-2009 at 11:48 AM. Reason: Correction
    Angela Jordan, CPC, COBGC, AAPC Fellow
    Senior Managing Consultant
    Medical Revenue Solutions, LLC
    AAPC National Advisory Board - Southwest
    AAPCCA BOD Chair 2012-2013
    angela@medicalrevenuesolutions.com

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