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Reimplantation of kidney 50380

Denise Posted Tue 26th of April, 2016 08:15:40 AM
If the surgeon does a total nephrectomy 50220 and then a reimplantation of the same kidney 50380 can these two codes be listed during the same surgery? Thanks for the help
SuperCoder Answered Wed 27th of April, 2016 01:48:12 AM
Hi Denise, Yes both the codes can be billed during same surgery. Report 50380 as the primary procedure and indicate any secondary procedures like total nephrectomy 50220, with modifier 51. Thank you.
Denise Posted Wed 27th of April, 2016 10:54:39 AM
Thank you and this is how we coded it.
SuperCoder Answered Thu 28th of April, 2016 01:47:28 AM
you are welcome :)

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