Cherie Posted Wed 03rd of August, 2016 13:59:26 PM
My doctor did a hand asst. lap nephrectomy 50548, then he had to do an open ureterectomy. Not sure what to use in this case.
SuperCoder Answered Thu 04th of August, 2016 04:12:28 AM
For ureterectomy use CPT 50660. When the provider surgically removes an abnormal ureter, or one which is not in its proper position and terminates at a different site. Procedure performed through a combination of approaches abdominal, vaginal, and or perineal approach.
Suggestion- As per coding guidelines- whenever same location close procedure turn into open procedure, then always bill for open procedure.