AMA CPT® Assistant - 1998 Issue 5 (May)

Male Genital System, 54150, 54160 (Q&A) (May 1998)

May 1998 page 11 Coding Consultation Male Genital System, 54150, 54160 (Q&A) Question What are the CPT guidelines regarding age for circumcision? What age is considered "newborn" (codes 54150, 54152, 54160, 54161)? AMA Comment The term "newborn" refers to an infant in the neonatal period. The neonatal period pertains to the period immediately following birth and continuing through the first 28 days of life. Therefore, from a CPT coding perspective, either CPT code 54160 or 54150 would be used to report a circumcision performed within the first 28 days of life. If the circumcision is performed after the...

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