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

APCs Insider, July 1, 2011

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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.



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