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    Bilateral pelvic lymphadenectomy, radical cystectomy with hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy, and ileal conduit urinary diversion with incidental appendectomy.

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    Hi Rita, although I don't have my book right in front of me, I'm going to try from memory.
    51595 should be bilate pelvic lymphadenectomy with cystectomy and ileal conduit diversion. The hysterectomy code, I cannot remember off the top of my head as there are many different hysterectomy codes. If I can remember, there are hysterectomy codes are with or with bilate salpingo-oopherectomy so they should be included if the correct hysterectomy code is selected. The incidental appendentectomy I would say is not billable. Was it taken out because it was "in the way"?

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    It would help if you could post the scrubbed op note.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

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