April 13, 2023
If a cholangiogram was performed by the surgeon during a cholecystectomy, but the radiologist interprets it, is 47563, Laparoscopy, surgical; cholecystectomy with cholangiography still appropriate?
Yes, the codes “with cholangiogram” are valued for intraoperative physician work, not the interpretation.
*This response is based on the best information available as of 04/13/23.
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