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    Question Radical Nephrectomy w/ renal vein tumor exision

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    My doctor did an open radical nephrectomy with exision of a renal vein tumor thrombus...CPT states 50230 includes vena caval thrombectomy...am I correct in my thinking that this is all I can bill or am I missing something?
    Peggy Koens, CPC

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    yes the code includes it

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