Outpatient Facility Coding Alert

CPT® Coding:
Nail Down the Fundamentals of this new Surgical Laparoscopy Code

The 38573 code encompasses washings, biopsies, and more. Prior to January 1, only an unlisted code could describe a far-reaching peritoneoscopy involving biopsy(ies), washings, and resection of omentum and multiple regional lymph nodes. Now you have a new code to capture this type of procedure, which your surgeon might perform for patients with conditions such as ovarian, cervical, or prostate [...]


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