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    Default Cholecystectomy, cholangiagram common bile duct exploration

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    Can anyone tell me if the cholangiagram is included in the 47610/47550? He did a open choly with cholangiagrams and exploration of common bile duct. Should I code the cholangiagram separate, and if so woud it be 74300? I was just going to code it as 47610/47550. Please let me know otherwise. Thanks!

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    47610 states with or without cholangiography in CPT description

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    Smile cholecystectomy w/cholangiography plus exp. duct

    Your correct code for open cholecystectomy w/cholangiography plus exploration of common duct is #47610. If you get the General Sx. Coding Alert magazine go to 2008, Vol. 10 No. 1 pg.5.

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