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garivo06 Posted Mon 08th of January, 2018 11:24:26 AM
Hi can you please provide directions and make sense of the new 2018 laparoscopic code 38573 that is bundled with cpt 58571 . These two code descriptions don't overlap each other. Code 58571 is a column 2 code for 38573, These codes cannot be billed together in any circumstances. Code 58571 is bundled into code 38573 Code 58571 cannot be billed with 38573. CCI edit Rule: Misuse of column two code with column one code thank you-
SuperCoder Answered Tue 09th of January, 2018 05:54:23 AM

Hi Lidia,

As per CCI edit CPT 38571 bundles to 38573

Also CPT 58571 bundles to 38573. There is no modifier allowed to avoid bundling. So we cannot bill 58571 and 38573 on the same day. We have to abide NCCI edit rule, untill any further changes. Thank you.

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