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two port laparoscopic cholecystectomy

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    Default two port laparoscopic cholecystectomy
    Medical Coding Books
    Is there such a code for these or do I just use 47562 as we only have one gallbladder to remove? He inserted a 10 mm Optiview port through the base of the umbilicus and then it says he inserted a 5 mm epigastric port and a 2mm micrograsper were inserted...

    At a loss...

    Brooke Bierman, CPC, CPB
    Coding & Billing Manager
    2014 President AAPC Des Moines Chapter

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    47562 is going to be your best bet. The CPT book does not distinguish between the number of ports used for laparoscopic procedures.
    Chrissy, CPC

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    Thank you Chrissy!!

    Brooke Bierman, CPC, CPB
    Coding & Billing Manager
    2014 President AAPC Des Moines Chapter

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    Anytime! I coded General Surgery for a long time and I really miss it! Feel free to message me any time you need help and I'll do the best I can to answer your questions. Good luck!
    Chrissy, CPC

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