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Primary procedure list for add on codes

  1. Question Primary procedure list for add on codes
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    Where can I find a list with the primary procedure codes for add on procedures? I have a surgery that was performed laparoscopically and the MD also performed a needle biopsy of the liver after cholescystectomy was performed due to discoloration of liver. Add on code 47001 is listed for open procedure. I did see in another forum that it can also be utilized for laparoscopic procedures. Many thanks.

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    If I understand correctly. The dr performed a lap cholecystectomy and at that time a biopsy of the liver? If that is the case, unfortunately, you need to use the unlisted code 47379.

    Hope that helps.

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