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Vag Hyst converted to TAH

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    What is the appropriate coding for an attempted Vaginal Hysterectomy(not laparoscopic) converted to a Total Abdominal Hysterectomy?

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    Just code the Total Abdominal Hysterectomy
    Karen Maloney, CPC
    Data Quality Specialist

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    Naturally, your dx code would be the reason they were going to have the original procedure.
    Karen Maloney, CPC
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    If your provider spent a good amount of time trying to do the vag hyst before he changed to the TAH I would add mod 22 and send claim with op notes. If your provider documented the amount of time he spent attempting the vag hyst they should pay a little extra on the TAH.

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