AMA CPT® Assistant - 2011 Issue 4 (April)

Surgery: Digestive System (Q & A) (April 2011)

April 2011 page 12b Surgery: Digestive System Question: If an open or percutaneous cholecystostomy is performed, what code is reported? Answer: Code 47480, Cholecystotomy or cholecystostomy, open, with exploration, drainage, or removal of calculus (separate procedure), has been revised for CPT 2011 and describes an open cholecystostomy procedure. Code 47490, Cholecystostomy, percutaneous, complete procedure, including imaging guidance, catheter placement, cholecystogram when performed, and radiological supervision and interpretation, was revised for CPT 2011 and is the service of a percutaneous cholecystostomy with radiological supervision and interpretation. Code 47490 is not to be reported in conjunction with codes 47505, 74305, 75989...

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