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Dissection Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve

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    Greater Pittsburgh Chapter
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    I am new to ENT coding and we have a new surgeon. She is performing the dissection of recurrent laryngeal nerve for another surgeon who is actually performing the esophagotomy. Is there a specific procedure code I should use for the dissection or would both surgeons attach modifier 62 to the esophagotomy procedure code? Or should I be coding this some other way. I cannot locate a code for the dissection itself.
    Thank you,

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    Need a little more info, esophagotomy? or esophagectomy? do you know what CPT code the other surgeon is using and what the diagnosis is?

    CT ENT

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    Greater Pittsburgh Chapter
    The procedure code is 43107 and the diagnosis is metastatic liver ca.

    One of our surgeons thinks using 64716 would be appropriate but I'm not sure.


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