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sterilization Z30.2

Melissa Posted Mon 19th of October, 2015 14:41:28 PM

I work for an anesthesia billing office and we are trying to bill a tubal ligation 00851 with Z30.2 sterilization but our billing software is saying that they do not go together or something to that effect. When I tried to put this information into Supercoder to see if they work together I see there are NO anesthesia codes for Z30.2. Can you tell me what I am missing for billing a anesthesia services for tubual ligation for sterilization.

SuperCoder Answered Tue 20th of October, 2015 09:41:06 AM

Well, you can bill this Z30.2 with 00851 as there is no discrimination between the both. There is ICD-10 crosswalk for every CPT code, there is extensive list of the ICDs that can be used with the CPT, so it is not mentioned there, but you can bill "Encounter for sterilization" with 00851. Hope it helps!

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