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CPT help requested: R Axilary Thoracotomy w/R first rib resection

  1. Default CPT help requested: R Axilary Thoracotomy w/R first rib resection
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    I have the rib resection coded as 32900 however I'm not sure how to code the thoracotomy. I'm new to coding and any help/suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks in advance,
    Carolina

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    Look at 21615 instead.

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    Well 21615 makes much more sense the 32900. Thank you for that. Any idea on the axillary thoracotomy? I ended up using the unlisted procedure, neck and thorax code: 21899.

    Thanks for your help!

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    I would not bill seperately for the thoracotomy, it would be included as the approach to remove the rib

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    Thank you so much!

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