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    My doctor is doing a CPT 49320 lap abd diagnostic with possible TAH w/BSO. If she does the diagnostic and find that she has to perform a TAH then when coding I code only the TAH correct?
    I also want to thank all the wonder people out there that have helped me with my OB coding.

    Sincerely,
    Hilda

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    I would prefer to report the diagnostic laparoscopy in addition to the TAH w BSO code with a modifier 59 on to the diagnostic pap code, it becomes a a separate and distinct procedure.
    Your doctor did only a diagnostic lap and not a surgical lap. But if she started a surgical lap Hysterectomy and later changed over to open hysterectomy, then you would report an appropriate V-code to support the change over.

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