AHA Coding Clinic® for HCPCS - 2017 Issue 1; Ask the Editor

Ablation of endometrial implants

A patient was seen with a diagnosis of a large fixed mass.  Based on the operative report the mass was removed and attention was given to the endometrial implants in the pelvic peritoneum, in the cul-de-sac, and in the dome of the bladder. All of the endometrial implants were ablated.  What are the appropriate code assignment(s) for the ablation of the endometrial implants? A patient was seen with a diagnosis of a large fixed mass.  Based on the operative report the mass was removed and attention was given to the endometrial implants in the pelvic peritoneum, in the cul-de-sac, and in the dome of the bladder. All of the endometrial implants were ablated.  What are the appropriate code assignment(s) for the ablation of the endometrial implants? ...

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