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    What code is everyone using for laparoscopic wedge biopsy of liver?

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    Apr 2007
    Louisville, KY


    According to 08, 2006 CPT Asst., Lap. Liver Bxs code to 47379. I'd imagine AMA would recommend the same for a wedge Bx of the liver, as it is the op approach and organ we're hoping to capture.

    Anyhow, hope that helps.
    Kevin B. Shields, RHIT, CPCO, CCS, CPC, COC, CCS-P, CPC-P, CPC-I

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    Oceanside, CA

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    Hi- for the 47379 vs 47100 & Medicare, since it is unlisted (47379) do I need to bill with a report?

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