AMA CPT® Assistant - 1996 Issue 12 (December)

Female Genital System, 58150, 58952 (Q&A) (December 1996)

December 1996 page 10d Coding Consultation Female Genital System, 58150, 58952 (Q&A) Question How would I report a subtotal abdominal hysterectomy, with a bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy, with dissection of the tumor site? This procedure was performed for treatment of an ovarian malignancy. AMA Comment CPT code 58952, resection of ovarian malignancy with bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy and omentectomy, with radical dissection for debulking, is the most appropriate code to use to report this procedure. The -22 modifier, which represents services that are greater than those usually required, should be appended to CPT code 58952 to indicate the increased physician effort necessary...

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