AMA CPT® Assistant - 2007 Issue 2 (February)

Coding Clarification - Surgery: Maternity Care and Delivery (February 2007)

February 2007 page 10 Coding Communication:Coding Clarification - Surgery: Maternity Care and Delivery The following coding clarification is provided in response to a previously published question and AMA comment that appeared in the November 2006 CPT Assistant (page 21). The word not was inadvertently omitted. Question How is the removal of cerclage sutures reported? AMA Comment Cerclage of the cervix during pregnancy is reported by means of codes 59320, Cerclage of cervix, during pregnancy; vaginal, and 59325, Cerclage of cervix, during pregnancy, abdominal. The appropriate code is selected on the basis of the approach used to perform the procedure...

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