AHA Coding Clinic® for HCPCS - 2004 Issue 4

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This patient with a history of severe endometriosis underwent a diagnostic laparoscopy at our facility. Following confirmation of bilateral tubal disease, chromotubation and a hysteroscopy with removal of adhesions was performed. The question among our coders is whether the diagnostic laparoscopy (49320) is inherent in chromotubation (58350). How would this case be appropriately reported? Would it be appropriate to report code 49320 in addition to code 58350? ...

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