AMA CPT® Assistant - 2009 Issue 10 (October)

Surgery/Digestive System (October 2009)

October 2009 page 12 Surgery: Digestive System, 47715, modifier 52 (Q&A) Question: A patient underwent resection of a choledochal cyst, with stripping of the mucous and with a small part of the cyst left behind. What is the appropriate code for reporting this procedure? Answer: In an uncomplicated case, choledochal cysts are almost always completely excised and reported with code 47715, Excision of choledochal cyst. In some instances, when a choledochal cyst is resected, a portion of the cyst will be left behind for clinical reasons. In those instances, it may be appropriate to append Modifier 52, Reduced...

To read the full article, sign in and subscribe to the AMA CPT® Assistant.


Access to this feature is available in the following products:
  • AMA's CPT® Assistant - Current + Archives

free demo
request yours today
pricing
for any budget
sign IN
welcome back!

Thank you for choosing Find-A-Code, please Sign In to remove ads.