Tag Archive | "gynecology"

Will You Ace This Gynecology Cervical-Health Coding Quiz?

Monday, July 16, 2018

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Knowing uterine and cervical anatomy, and the difference between conization and biopsy will go a long way toward helping you with loop electrode excision procedure (LEEP) claims and other gynecology claims. This quiz helps give you a check up on terms and procedures. Read the Questions Here You’ve got two options for this quiz. If […]

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Here’s How New Hysterectomy Code 58575 Compares to Other Code Options

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

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We’re coming to the end of Cervical Health Awareness Month, in case you didn’t know. And in a roundabout way, that makes me think of the new 2018 hysterectomy code 58575 (Laparoscopy, surgical, total hysterectomy for resection of malignancy (tumor debulking), with omentectomy including salpingo-oophorectomy, unilateral or bilateral, when performed). How does this new code […]

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Modifier 22 Could Help Save This Lap-to-Open Gyn Surgery

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

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Whether to code lysis of adhesions during a gynecological procedure is a question that comes up again and again. I’ve talked before about how removing adhesions is generally an expected part of the procedure, but exceptional cases may merit the use of modifier 22 (Increased procedural services) on the surgery code. A new take on […]

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