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Need CPT Code for Re-resection of Left Atrial Myxoma

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    Default Need CPT Code for Re-resection of Left Atrial Myxoma
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    Hello,

    I have a claim for CPT 33530 but it is not reimbursable without the primary procedure, which is Re-resection of Left Atrial Myxoma code. Can you help?

    Thanks!
    Kellie

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    Hi Kellie,

    CPT 33530 can only be billed with cabg and valve procedures. Resection of an atrial myxoma is billed with 33120-33130 (I think. I'm at home and i don't have my CPT book in front of me) so you can't bill the re-op code with this procedure.

    I should add, the original surgery also had to be a cabg and/or valve procedure so if the initial surgery was resection of a myxoma, you can't bill for a re-operation.

    If the surgery was more difficult than usual because of adhesions (or what have you), you could add modifier 22 if the documentation supports this.

    Lisi, CPC
    eharkler@nmh.org

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