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Liver resections

Dawn C Posted Thu 09th of July, 2015 09:56:45 AM

If a provider does liver resections on 2 lobes is it appropriate to bill 47120 x's 2. Partial liver resections of segment 1 and segment 5.

SuperCoder Answered Fri 10th of July, 2015 00:34:54 AM

Earlier this code can be billed with only 1 unit. But CMS has released new Medically Unlikely Edits (MUE) as 2. So you can bill this CPT code with 2 units. Billing example:
Line 1: 4120 X 2 units.
OR
Line 1: 47120 X1 unit
Line 2: 47120 -51 modifier X1 unit.

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