AMA CPT® Assistant - 1997 Issue 1 (January)

Coding Paravaginal Defect Repair (January 1997)

January 1997 pages 1-2 Coding Paravaginal Defect Repair Prior to 1996 and the addition of the new code for paravaginal defect repair (57284) this procedure could only be coded by using code 58999, Unlisted procedure, female genital system, or by providing supporting documentation and adding modifier -22, Unusual procedural services, to codes 51840, 51841 or 58152 (if performed at the time of hysterectomy). Since these coding methods did not accurately reflect the physician work component or specifically describe this surgical procedure, a new code for was added in CPT 1996. Rationale for a Paravaginal Defect Repair Various combinations of...

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