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Lymph node biopsy

Randi Posted Mon 13th of August, 2012 14:28:49 PM

I need a cpt code for this surgery please: Lymphoid hyperplasia at the lateral aspect of the cecum. The lymph nodes of the fold retrieves were hypertrophic. These were excised using electrocautery. This was done through laparoscope and sent to pathology. Not sure if this is an unlisted procedure.

SuperCoder Answered Mon 13th of August, 2012 18:08:11 PM

You should report 38589 (Unlisted laparoscopic procedure, lymphatic system) as there is no specific CPT® code for this laparoscopic procedure.

When you submit an unlisted code you should always include a cover letter with your claim explaining that you have searched the 2012 active CPT® manual and found no specific code for the procedure your urologist performed, and therefore, you chose an unlisted procedure code.

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