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MEDICARE- laparoscopic to open

Jennifer Posted Fri 04th of March, 2016 11:39:42 AM

How does Medicare stand on a laparoscopic procedure converted to an open procedure, without a code (v64.41) I know previously you would only code the open , but I have read something recently that because of no equivalent ICD 10 code for the conversion, that you should report the laparoscopic procedure with a 53 modifier , after the completed open code. thoughts ?

SuperCoder Answered Mon 07th of March, 2016 02:37:24 AM
The answer of this query has already been answered in the above mentioned link.

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