It was my understanding that incidental appectomy of a normal appendix is not billable. I don't remember where I read this but doubt if the rule has changed. Any other thoughts on this??
A medically necessary appendectomy may be reported separately. However, an incidental appendectomy of a normal appendix during another abdominal procedure is not separately reportable.
NCCI Policy Manual 2017, Chapter 6, Section EPer the CPT book under code 44950 Appendectomy the note says the following:"Incidental appendectomy during intra-abdominal surgery does not usually warrant a separate identification"