Item 2493 may only be used in conjunction with items 2496-2505 ('+' items).
When only a diagnostic laparoscopy is performed and is not followed by a procedure, item 2493 is appropriate.
When a diagnostic laparoscopy is followed by the indicated laparoscopic procedure, item 1807 and not item 2493 must be
When performing laparoscopic procedure, please check first whether a dedicated item for this procedure does not appear in the Medical
Doctors Coding Manual (MDCM).
When an unsuccessful laparoscopic procedure is followed by an 'open' procedure, neither item 2493 or 1807 may be added to the appropriate