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Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy that turned to open Cholecystectomy

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    What happens if one procedure is completed laparoscopically ie: splenetic flexure takedown, then the main procedure of sigmoidectomy is converted to open. Do you bill for the laparoscopic splenetic flexure then use V64.41 for the lap to open sigmoidectomy? Please advise!!!

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    I realize this is late but must say I was incorrect. If a procedure that started out laparoscopically and was converted to open, it should be billed as open with the dx of the procedure being done, and the lap converted to open dx.
    Emma Flattery, CPC,CGSC

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