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Lap Tubal via Falope bands and cautery

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    Medical Coding Books
    Hello all,

    I have an op note that reads falope band on the right (58671) but on the left there was tearing of the tube so a band was only applied to the distal end, tried to apply a 2nd band proximal end but could not and ended up cauterized the proximal portion (58670).

    Would you only bill 58671?

    Thanks for any help

  2. #2
    Albany, New York
    Based on info you provided, why not use 58671-RT and 58670-LT?

    Karen Maloney, CPC
    Data Quality Specialist

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    I was also thinking that but didn't know for sure if I should also use 52 modifer?

  4. #4
    Albany, New York
    CPT book does not indicate that "52" should be used in cases where these procedures are done unilaterally.

    Karen Maloney, CPC
    Data Quality Specialist

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    Sounds good, Thanks for your help Karen

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