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Diagnostic Laparoscopy & Endometrial Biopsy

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    Default Diagnostic Laparoscopy & Endometrial Biopsy
    Medical Coding Books
    Prior to doing a diagnostic laparoscopy (49320) the doctor dilated the patient's cervix and did an endometrial biopsy. 58120 specifically does not include dilation of the cervix. Anyone have a suggestion for coding this procedure? Thanks.

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    Lubbock, Texas
    Smile 58120 vs 58100
    58120 is a dialation and curretage so it DOES include dilating the cervix. I think you are referring to 58100 which is an endometrial biopsy without cervical dilation. I spent 20+ yrs in OB/GYN and we always coded the 58100 for endometrial biopsy. Code 57800 is for dilation alone, however CCI edits considers it a component of the 58100 code. I would just bill the 58100 and not try for a separate dilation code.

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    Yes, you're right, I meant 58100. The question is can you use that code if the doctor dilates the cervix when the description of the procedure states without dilation?

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