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    Question Hand Port Assisted Laparoscopy

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    Recently performed surgery where hand port was used laparoscopically to remove abdominal mass. Anyone know what CPT code to use?

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    Apr 2007
    Johnson City


    I looked into to this a while back too. When a handport is used it is still a laparoscopic procedure, it doesn't change the code at all. For example if a pt. had a hand assisted laparoscopic right hemi colectomy, it's still code 44205.

    Hope this helps.
    Melissa Jewett, CPC

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