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Thoracic lymphadenectomy HELP

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    Question Thoracic lymphadenectomy HELP
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    I am being asked to code a robotic thoracic lymphadenectomy and am told that it is the primary (only procedure). I can only locate an add-on code of 38746. Can anyone offer assitance?

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    What do you think about using 38500 and then the 38746?
    Sorry the above falls under a CCI edit.
    I would just use the 38500.
    Last edited by Michelle Thompson; 12-22-2009 at 09:58 AM.
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    was a thoracotomy performed? What was the approach?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cwilno View Post
    I am being asked to code a robotic thoracic lymphadenectomy and am told that it is the primary (only procedure). I can only locate an add-on code of 38746. Can anyone offer assitance?
    try 38589 and S20XX I dont' have my HCPS so I dont' have the excact robotic code. Using robotic you use the laparoscopic. there is not a laparoscopic code for the lymphadenectomy, so I would go with the unlisted laparoscopic there is an S2xxx somthing code for robotic surgery there is no money attached but it clarifies it is robotic.
    just my 2 cents.
    lk

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