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Single port access cholecystectomy

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    Default Single port access cholecystectomy
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    Our doctors are now performing these, does anyone know if there is a different cpt code to use for these? Also, our doctor was saying this takes more time and was wondering if you can charge more than a multiple incision cholecystectomy?

    Thanks

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    we do single port lap chole's as well, and we only bill out 47562. We don't modify with a -22 based on approach. I think that is more of a learning curve. But I would be interested if anyone else is doing this differently?
    Jaime Wicklund, CPC

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    We handle it the same way - 47562. Other then the technique nothing has changed.

    Michelle

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    Yes, 47562 would be the correct code.

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