Ob-Gyn Coding Alert

Reader Question:
When Procedure Converts, Report the Final Code

Question: I know that the code for the treatment of ectopic pregnancy is 59150 when done laparoscopically, but the provider ended up doing an open salpingostomy, which would be 58770. The problem is that Medi-Cal does not cover the 58770 at all. Is it okay to bill the 59150 instead? Otherwise it is a free procedure, because you can’t balance [...]

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