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  1. Question 57020 and 58661
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    Does anyone know if 57020 can be billed along with a 58661? One of my doctors performed a diagnostic laparoscopy where she also removed a hydrosalpinx (fluid filled fallopian tube) and also aspirated the cul-de-sac. I am not sure if I can bill the colpocentesis since she didn't go through the vagina. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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    Fluid aspiration, hemoperitoneum aspiration from the abdomen, pelvis or cul-de-sac are the integral part of the procedure. Does not have to be reported separately ( irrespective of the fluid already there before the procedure on hydrosalphyx or happened during the procedure). And no place for colpocentesis code here. Hope it helps
    Last edited by preserene; 12-29-2010 at 11:26 AM.

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    Yes, this helps. Thank you for your reply.

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