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Thread: TACE 1 Code vs 2 Codes

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    Default TACE 1 Code vs 2 Codes

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    When we do TACE (chemoembolization) for one lesion in the right lobe of liver and another lesion in the left lobe of liver, do we use two embolization codes (37204, 75894), and two chemotherapy administration codes (96420), or we just use one. Our radiologist thinks that right and left lobes are considered two different surgical fields.

    Any clarification will be appreciated.


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    Apr 2007


    My thoughts
    since liver is a single viscera treated with embolisation it can be coded only once may be in case of bilateral organs it has to be coded twice
    Last edited by Rajebpt; 05-31-2011 at 10:45 PM. Reason: spell mistake

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    New Delhi, India


    Agree, it is per body region. IMO, even if it is bilateral organ, please code it once only.
    Girish Dadhich, CPC

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