AMA CPT® Assistant - 1999 Issue 2 (February)

Maternity Care and Delivery, 59870 (Q&A) (February 1999)

February 1999 page 10c Coding Consultation Maternity Care and Delivery, 59870 (Q&A) Question Would it be appropriate to report CPT code 59870 for treatment of a molar pregnancy via dilation and evacuation if the mole is not specified as a hydatidiform mole? AMA Comment From a CPT coding perspective, and in the absence of a specific operative report, CPT code 59870, Uterine evacuation and curettage for hydatidiform mole, should only be reported when the type of molar pregnancy is specified as hydatidiform. If the molar pregnancy is unspecified, then, CPT code 59820, Treatment of missed abortion, completed surgically...

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