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    Quincy, MA

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    I'm having trouble finding appropriate code for exploratory laparoscopy with evacuation of hematoma following a laparoscopic cholecystectomy done 2 days prior. Any suggestions?

    Leanne, CPC
    General/Vascular Surgery

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    Apr 2007


    hmmmm...can you use the diagnostic lap code (49320)? We need more "hematoma" codes!

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