Health Information Management

Pay-per-view: Review documentation for correct hysteroscopy coding

APCs Insider, July 1, 2011

Want to receive articles like this one in your inbox? Subscribe to APCs Insider!

A hysteroscopy is not the same as a hysterectomy. The two words sound similar but refer to two very different clinical procedures. A hysteroscopy is an inspection of the uterine cavity using a visual instrument (scope), while a hysterectomy is the surgical removal of the uterus. Physicians use both procedures to diagnose and treat uterine symptoms and disease.

Hysteroscopic procedures have their own set of CPT® codes (58555-58565) listed just before the laparoscopic procedures in the CPT Manual.

Continue reading “Review documentation for correct hysteroscopy coding” on HCPro’s website. Subscribers to Briefings on APCs have free access to this article in the July issue.

Want to receive articles like this one in your inbox? Subscribe to APCs Insider!

    Briefings on APCs
  • Briefings on APCs

    Worried about the complexities of the new rules under OPPS and APCs? Briefings on APCs helps you understand the new rules...

  • HIM Briefings

    Guiding Health Information Management professionals through the continuously changing field of medical records and toward a...

  • Briefings on Coding Compliance Strategies

    Submitting improper Medicare documentation can lead to denial of fees, payback, fines, and increased diligence from payers...

  • Briefings on HIPAA

    How can you minimize the impact of HIPAA? Subscribe to Briefings on HIPAA, your health information management resource for...

  • APCs Insider

    This HTML-based e-mail newsletter provides weekly tips and advice on the new ambulatory payment classifications regulations...

Most Popular