AMA CPT® Assistant - 1997 Issue 4 (April)

Laparoscopy, 56351 (Q&A) (April 1997)

April 1997 page 11b Coding Consultation Laparoscopy, 56351 (Q&A) Question How should I report a hysteroscopy and a dilation and curettage (D & C) performed at the same operative session? AMA Comment You should report only code 56351, Hysteroscopy, surgical; with sampling (biopsy) of endomentrium and/or polypectomy, with or without D & C. The code was worded this way to make clear that if sampling (biopsy or curetting) of the endomentrium, and/or polypectomy is performed, the D & C should not be coded separately. Additionally, it was felt that since a biopsy sample could be obtained by a...

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