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adrenalectomy with excision of retroperitoneal mass

Jennifer Posted Mon 09th of March, 2015 15:24:45 PM

Would 60650 be the correct code for an adrenalectomy with excision of retroperitoneal mass? I see that the open code differentiates between adrenalectomy + - additional mass. Or should i add 49203, since he made a small incision to remove the addl mass?

SuperCoder Answered Tue 10th of March, 2015 06:41:54 AM

Hi Jennifer,

Thank you for the query.

As your documentation does not mentioned whether the procedure was open or laparoscopically done. if it is open procedure than the appropriate code is 60540 and if it is laparoscopic procedure, use 60650 with 59 modifier.

Along with it, please use 49203 for additional mass excision from retroperitoneum.

Hope it helps you.

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