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Coding => Coding => Topic started by: pamo on May 07, 2009, 06:45:31 PM

Title: Laparoscopy & orchiectomy
Post by: pamo on May 07, 2009, 06:45:31 PM
I am currently in the middle of a billing/coding course, and need clarification on a question regarding coding of parial orchiectomy with surgical laparoscopy. Code 54690 states laparoscopy, surgical; orchiectomy. Would I then also code the parial orchiectomy as 54522, or would that be included with the laparoscopy code?

Thanks in advance for responding....pamo[/b][/b][/b][/b]
Title: Re: Laparoscopy & orchiectomy
Post by: Pay_My_Claims on May 07, 2009, 09:47:33 PM
lorena bobbit!
sorry i couldn't resite.
Title: Re: Laparoscopy & orchiectomy
Post by: Michele on May 07, 2009, 09:54:36 PM
I needed a laugh!  Thanks!

In regards to the question, I'm not 100% sure, I haven't done that particular code before but it sounds like (from the description you've given) that the 54690 includes the partial orchiectomy.

Michele