August 11, 2022
My surgeon was called into a laparoscopic operation that was already underway, to perform extensive lysis of adhesions. Does he need to use a modifier 52 because the patient was already “opened”, or can we just bill for 44180 Laparoscopic lysis of adhesions?
You would bill for 44180 without a modifier 52, as the surgeon performed the entirety of the procedure listed.
*This response is based on the best information available as of 08/11/22.
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