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General Surgery Coding Alert

CPT® 2018:
Upgrade Laparoscopic Esophagectomy Coding Next Year

Look for op note details to choose the right code. If you've been turning to the same unlisted code every time your surgeon performed a laparoscopic or thoracoscopic esophagectomy, your coding choices just expanded greatly and got far more specific. That's because CPT® 2018 adds three new codes to describe esophagectomy using thoracoscopic and/or laparoscopic esophageal mobilization, with distinct codes [...]