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Tammy Posted Tue 30th of January, 2018 14:29:43 PM
While performing a robotic total vaginal hysterectomy the provider : Prior to commencing the surgery the pelvis was lavaged using normal saline and this was extracted and submitted to pathology for cytologic studies. what is the cpt code? thanks
SuperCoder Answered Wed 31st of January, 2018 01:12:12 AM

HI Tammy,

CPT code for lavage for cytologic studies is 49320, but I think it will be bundled with your hysterectomy code. Please check CCI edits, if it shows bundling of CPT code 49320 into hysterectomy code and modifier not allowed, as modifier 59 cannot be used, as the location is same and organ is same. So you should bill CPT code for hysterectomy only. 

Hope that helps!

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