AMA CPT® Assistant - 2000 Issue 10 (October)

Female Genital System (October 2000)

October 2000 page 7c Coding Consultation Female Genital System, 57288, 52000 (Q&A) Question The physician performed a sling operation (57288). After the sutures were brought through the sling and tied, the physician performed a cystoscopy to make sure the procedure was complete. Can I report 52000 for the cystoscopy in addition to code 57288? AMA Comment It would not be appropriate to report code 52000, Cysto-urethroscopy (separate procedure), in addition to code 57288, Sling operation for stress incontinence (eg, fascia or synthetic), since the cystoscopy was performed to confirm that the procedure was successful. Code 52000 is designated...

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