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Correct CPT Code

  1. #1
    Fort Wayne, IN
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    What is the correct code for an exploratory laparoscopy converted to an open cholecystectomy? The only code I can think of is 47480 but I don't think that is correct. Please advise.

  2. #2
    St. Louis, Missouri
    You would just bill for the open cholecystectomy 47600. List V64.41 (Laparoscopic surgical procedure converted to open procedure) as a secondary diagnosis.

    Melissa Blow, CPC

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