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Open vs Laparoscopic Tubal

  1. Question Open vs Laparoscopic Tubal
    Medical Coding Books
    I am trying to code a laparoscopic tubotubal anastomosis. The CPT book lists 58750. However, I think if it is not specified as laparoscopic it is considered an open procedure, am I correct? I feel that close enough is not good enough and want to submit the procedure with 58679 (unlisted laparoscopic procedure, oviduct, ovary). Please let me know your thoughts.

    Thank you.

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    Milwaukee WI
    Default Unlisted Laparoscopic
    I agree - if there is no defninite code for the laparascopic procedure, then use the unlisted laparascopic code. Base your fee on the open code.

    Hope that helps.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

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    Thank you, it helps to have someone reaffirm.

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