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    Can anybody tell me the CPT code for a 1. Diagnostic laparoscopy. 2. Extensive laparoscopic lysis of adhesions taking approximately 2 hours. 3. Laparoscopic converted to open Roux-en-Y hepaticojejunostomy.


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    Vancouver Washington
    I would look at codes 47780 or 47785 (depending on which limb was created) I would modify whichever code you select with a -22, rationale being the extensive lysing of adhesions. I would not code the diagnostic laparoscopy (we are conservative) but if you do, don't forget the icd-9 code V64.41. This is just my opinion.

    Hope this helps!!

    Jaime Wicklund, CPC

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    I agree with Jaime 100%

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