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    I'm coding a laparoscopic removal of a left ectopic pregnancy (DX 633.10) and ligation of RT fallopian tube for desired sterilization (v25.2). I'm not sure if I should just code 59151 DX 633.10, or add 58700 w/ mod 59/51, since the ligation was for the other tube? I know that 58700 is bundled into 59151, but I didn't know if it made a difference that the second tube was ligated for sterilization purposes. Any ideas?

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    The code pair generates a non modifiable edit (OCE 20). As for Medicare, it would be inappropriate to report the codes together. Therefore if both performed report the comprehensive code only, column 1.


    Hope this helps,
    Anthony McCallum, CPC, CIRCC, CPC-I, CCS

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    Thank-you I appreciate your help!

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