AMA CPT® Assistant - 1991 Issue 3 (March)

Add-on (Attached) Procedures vs. Multiple Procedures (Fall 1991)

Fall 1991 pages 6-8 Coding Clarification Add-on (Attached) Procedures vs. Multiple Procedures 60240    Thyroidectomy, total or complete   Most of the surgical procedures listed in CPT can be reported by themselves (i.e., procedures are reported by themselves because they represent the total surgery that was performed). An example is 60240.     A procedure, such as the excision of a lesion, is reported by itself when the area from where it was excised requires only simple closure. (See explanatary paragraph on page 100 of CPT 1991 which discusses the various types of wound repair.) However, when the excision...

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