AMA CPT® Assistant - 2000 Issue 12 (December)

Surgery Digestive System (December 2000)

December 2000 page 14 Coding Consultation Digestive System, Surgery, 47563, 74300, 76000 (Q&A) Question A surgeon performs an outpatient laparoscopic cholecystectomy with an intraoperative cholangiogram, with fluoroscopy. Would I assign the following codes: 47563, 76000, 74300 ? Please Advice. AMA Comment It would be appropriate to report codes 47563 (assigned by the surgeon), 74300-26 (assigned by the radiologist), codes 47563 and 74300 (assigned by the hospital to capture the facility charges). It would not be appropriate to assign code 76000 as fluoroscopy is included in code 74300. Digestive System, Surgery, 47563, 74300, 76000 (Q&A). CPT® Assistant. 2000; December...

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