What is the CPT code for surgery 49203?



What is the CPT code for surgery 49203?

The code 49203 reads, "Excision or destruction, open, intra-abdominal tumors, cysts or endometriomas…" This surgery does not qualify as your tumor was within the GI tract and was not intra-abdominal.

Can I use a 49329 code for laparoscopic laparoscopy?

If the physician is doing the procedure Laproscopically, you cannot use an open code. The 49329 is the more appropriate code to use. When billing the code, override the standard description with what they actually did. You will also have to figure out what they will charge for this procedure.

What is the Order of the 4920x codes?

The order of these codes will change depending on the 4920x code that you use (see below). If 49203 is used it will be the second listed code, but 49204 or 49205 will be the first listed code based on RVU order. In either case, a 51 modifier is needed for the secondary code.

What is the difference between 49203 and 49204?

If 49203 is used it will be the second listed code, but 49204 or 49205 will be the first listed code based on RVU order. In either case, a 51 modifier is needed for the secondary code.