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Help coding laparoscopic procedures??

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    My physician performed laparoscopic lysis of adhesions with release of partial small bowel resection and (during same surgery with different laparoscope) performed laparoscopic ventral hernia repair. My reference books state that I cannot bill 44180 with 49652. So how then do I bill this? Any help is appreciated!

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    Hello, In this case you will not be abke to code the lysis for adhesions. I run in this all the time. You will be able to bill the hernia repair.

    Per medicare guidelines; lysis if adhesions is not seperatly reportable with other laparoscopic procedures.

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    Hello, In this case you will not be able to code the lysis for adhesions. I run in this all the time. You will be able to bill the hernia repair only.

    Per medicare guidelines; lysis if adhesions is not seperatly reportable with other laparoscopic procedures.

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    Thank you so much for your help!

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