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    We have a patient who is 15 wks pregnant and is going to have a Cystectomy.
    They are going to do a Laparotomy. How should I code this, do I bill for a Cystectomy for a Laparotomy. Or is the CPT 58925 inclusive with the Laparotomy.
    Any help is greatly appreciated.

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    Columbia, MO
    You bill only for the cystectomy as this is the definitive procedure, the laparotomy is the approach, and the approach is not coded once a definitive procedure is performed that ghas a unique CPT code.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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    Thank you

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