Anyone understand why the NCCI now has 38747, an ADD-ON code for REGIONAL ABDOMINAL lymphadenectomy "(List separately in addition to code for primary procedure)" bundled to virtually all major abdominal surgeries, but with a "1"!? So you could bill it if it was a different incisional site, different trip to the o.r. maybe? Except that would never happen, since it's an add-on, regional, and abdominal. Is this their way of saying "We're leaving this on the fee schedule, but we're never gonna pay it!" or is there some logic I'm missing here?
Connie (CPC, CGSC)