AAPC - Back to school
Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: Lysis of Adhesions - On the slide for adhesiolysis

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Carmel, New York

    Question Lysis of Adhesions - On the slide for adhesiolysis

    AAPC: Back to School
    I just participated in the audioconference and they ran out of time before they could get to my question, so I thought I would post it here.

    On the slide for adhesiolysis, the first bullet point states that this "could be listed as separate procedure." Isn't that dependent on the primary procedure? If this lysis is inherent to the procedure, the CCI edits may not allow a separate code for lysis, even with modifier -59. What about using modifier -22 with the documentation that explains why it took extra time, the complexity and all of the other reasons the speaker gave.

    Great audioconference! Being new to OB-GYN coding, this was very helpful.

    Lance Smtih
    Last edited by ank3t; Yesterday at 02:54 AM.

  2. #2


    If it is bundled and not able to use -59 and the documentation definately shows the extra time, I would add -22.

Similar Threads

  1. Lysis of adhesions
    By KPriceAZ08 in forum OB/GYN
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 03-04-2014, 09:15 AM
  2. Lysis of adhesions
    By KimmieG in forum General Surgery
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 12-13-2012, 02:04 PM
  3. Lysis of adhesions
    By coders_rock! in forum OB/GYN
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 05-27-2011, 08:05 AM
  4. Lysis of adhesions
    By dvance4210 in forum Cardiovascular Thoracic
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-29-2011, 08:35 AM
  5. lysis of adhesions
    By Christine38 in forum General Surgery
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 10-01-2008, 04:55 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Enjoying Our Forums?

AAPC forums are a benefit of membership. Joining AAPC grants you unlimited access, allowing you to post questions and participate with our community of over 150,000 professionals.

Join Now Continue Reading Without Full Access

Already a Member?


Close Message

In addition to full participation on AAPC forums, as a member you will be able to:

  • Access to the largest healthcare job database in the world.
  • Join over 150,000 members of the healthcare network in the world.
  • Be a part of an industry leading organization that drives the business side of healthcare.
  • Save anywhere from 10%-50% with exclusive member discounts on courses, books, study materials, and conferences.
  • Access to discounts at hundreds of restaurants, travel destinations, retail stores, and service providers. AAPC members also have opportunities to save on heath, life, and liability insurance.
  • Become a member of a local chapter and attend regular meetings.