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how to code davinci robotic procedure

Anil Posted Mon 27th of June, 2011 17:49:59 PM

My surgeon performed the following on a patient-
1.daVinci Robotic assisted right colectomy and,
2. laparoscopic liver biopsy (needle)

the diagnosis was large ascending colon polyp and liver cirrhosis with liver nodule lesion.

Need help with coding. Patient has BCBS

SuperCoder Answered Mon 27th of June, 2011 18:27:56 PM

Regarding first procedure, I have two questions:
1. Is it laparoscopic Robotic or Open Robotic ?
2. Is it Inpatient or Outpatient procedure ?

Anil Posted Wed 29th of June, 2011 14:54:43 PM


SuperCoder Answered Wed 29th of June, 2011 19:29:22 PM

1st question:
cpt code : 44238
icd vol.3 code: 17.42
ICD vol.1 code: 211.3

2nd question:
cpt code : 47379
icd vol.3 code : 50.14
icd code : 571.5

Anil Posted Fri 01st of July, 2011 04:33:51 AM

The surgeon will use 44205 for the first code.

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