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    Default Lap. cholecystectomy w/aborted cholangiogram

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    Does anyone know if I can code 47563 if we did a Lap.Cholecystectomy and attempted to do a cholangiogram, however, we had to abort the cholangiogram due to a arterial vessel that began to bleed and being concerened about dividing the cystic duct more.

    I am billing for the physician fee.
    Is there any documentation about this out there? I'm thinking I can only bill 47562
    Marci Klaubauf

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    Milwaukee WI

    Default Without seeing the op note

    Without seeing the op note ... I'm thinking 47563[53]

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

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