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    Default diagnostic laparoscopy

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    what is the best way to code a diagnostic laparoscopy that turns into a drainage of ovarian cysts and then a tubal ligation was also performed.

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    Default dianostic lap-ovarian cyst excision-tubal


    I would code it as 49322 and 58670-51. I would like your input.
    Last edited by Chanda; 08-08-2008 at 02:56 PM.

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    can you post the operative report

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    Sorry I haven't checked the forum in awhile. All I have regarding this case is the following:
    Diagnostic laparosopy where follicular cysts (large and small) were found and drained. After the cysts were drained a bilateral tubal ligation was done.

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    Watertown, NY


    thats the way i would code it.

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