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  1. Tanesha Posted 2 month(s) agoRelated Topics

    The port and a piece of tubing was removed by incision. The remaining portion of the tubing and band was removed laparoscopically. I should be able to code both 43887 and 43772, correct? Excerpt of port removal: The site of the previous port in the left upper quadrant was incised, an incision was made and carried down to the port in the port pocket. The port was dissected out of the surrounding tissues and elevated up, dividing its sutures with scissors. The port was then elevated up and the tubing was brought out along with the port, and just proximal to the port tubing connection the port was transected allowing the tubing going to the band to retract back in the abdominal cavity. The port and its cut portion of the tubing were passed off the field as specimen......then the laparoscopic portion was begun for the removal of the band and remainder of the tube.

  2. SuperCoder Posted 2 month(s) ago



    There is CCI edit between these two codes. So, you cannot report both codes together. Report only 43772.


    Please feel free to write if you have any questions.



  3. Tanesha Posted 2 month(s) ago

    Since there were separate components removed by separate methods, I was thinking it would be appropriate to code both and add a modifier, but I guess not. Thank you for responding.

  4. SuperCoder Posted 2 month(s) ago



    Yes, you are correct. In this case, you should report both codes together and append modifier 59 to column 2 code i.e. 43887.



  5. Tanesha Posted 2 month(s) ago

    I already finalized the acct. with the first answer you gave me unfortunately which was the 43772.

  6. SuperCoder Posted 1 month(s) ago



    My apologies for this instance and request you to please keep this information ready with you for all such cases in future.



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  • Posted by 105405 Tanesha, 2 month(s) ago. There are 6 posts. The latest reply is from SuperCoder.