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drainage of pelvic fluid

Lynn Posted Tue 05th of April, 2016 06:36:31 AM

introduction of air via uterus and during preparation for the ultrasound guided drainage of pelvic fluid discontinued due to pts oxygen sat dropped. Do you know what code to bill?

SuperCoder Answered Wed 06th of April, 2016 09:27:07 AM

Thanks for the Query

CPT Codes 49406 and 49407 seems more appropriate for ultrasound guided drainage of pelvic fluid. Please use cpt code as per the approach documented in operative report.
Append modifier 53 for discontinued procedure.

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