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Another question-exp lap with bx of liver

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    Default Another question-exp lap with bx of liver
    Medical Coding Books
    I am not sure which code would work best for this procedure.

    Exp lap with biopsy of liver

    49000 or 49010???

    Am I in the correct area???

    Please help.

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    Milwaukee WI
    Default +47001
    Have you looked at +47001? Does that match your documentation?

    This code is used when you have a needle biopsy of the liver done at the time of another open procedure.

    Hope that helps.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

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    If the biopsy was done laparoscopically use 47379.

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