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Appendectomy

Christine Posted Thu 09th of January, 2020 14:23:47 PM
We have the following case: APPENDIX-APPENDECTOMY: - APPENDIX WITH A TUBULOVILLOUS ADENOMA (1.0 CM). - MARGIN IS NEGATIVE FOR ADENOMA. What is the most appropriate CPT code? 88304 vs 88307?
SuperCoder Answered Fri 10th of January, 2020 02:01:13 AM

Hi Christine,

 

CPT code 88304 would be the most appropriate code. CPT code 88307 does not have appendix in the code descriptor and hence should not be used as a pathology code for appendix.

 

Thanks!

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