AMA CPT® Assistant - 2003 Issue 2 (February)

Female Genital System/Surgery (February 2003)

February 2003 page 15a Coding Consultation:Questions and Answers Female Genital System/Surgery, 58140, 58146 (Q&A) Question Code 58140 and 58146, which describe removal of fibroid tumors of the uterus, appear to be differentiated by total tumor weight or the number of tumors removed. How would I report removal of four fibroid tumors weighing more than 250 gm? AMA Comment These codes actually reflect several criteria. They are differentiated by the total weight (>250 gm), the number of myomas (1-4 intramural or 5 or more intramural myomas), and the surgical technique, which is based on the location of the...

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