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OPEN RETROPERITONEAL EXPLORATION/LIGATION OF BILATERAL URETERS

Tammy Posted Tue 16th of August, 2016 16:10:35 PM
HOW WOULD I CODE "OPEN RETROPERITONEAL EXPLORATION AND BILATERAL LIGATION OF URETERS? PT HAS LARGE REC PELVIC CA W/OLITERATION OF BUTT OF CONDUIT AND SEVERE SBO. URETERS WERE LIGATED, UNABLE TO REBUILD OR USE CONDUIT. THANKS FOR YOUR HELP...
SuperCoder Answered Wed 17th of August, 2016 10:38:09 AM

Hi,

The most appropriate cpt for retroperitoneal exploration is 49010 and for ureter ligation is 53899.

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