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Thread: Evacuation of Hemoperitoneum CPT

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    Default Evacuation of Hemoperitoneum CPT

    I need some help with a code please? A patient presented to the ER with abdominal pain and the ob/gyn on call peformed a laparoscopic treatment for an ectopic pregnancy (59151) and a laparoscopic evacuation of the hemoperitoneum (code?) Thank you in advance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsanc07 View Post
    I need some help with a code please? A patient presented to the ER with abdominal pain and the ob/gyn on call peformed a laparoscopic treatment for an ectopic pregnancy (59151) and a laparoscopic evacuation of the hemoperitoneum (code?) Thank you in advance.
    You would code just the 59151. Evacuation of fluids from the abdomen is included in any abdominal surgical procedure. If this took a lot of extra time, work etc., you can append -22 to the 59151.

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