AMA CPT® Assistant - 2000 Issue 3 (March)

A Review of the Laparoscopy/Hysteroscopy Changes (March 2000)

March 2000 pages 5-9 Coding Communications A Review of the Laparoscopy/Hysteroscopy Changes In CPT 2000, the laparoscopy/hysteroscopy section of codes was deleted. All of these codes have been renumbered and placed throughout the surgery section of CPT, within the appropriate anatomic subsection. Cross-references have been added to direct users to the appropriate anatomic-specific laparoscopy codes. In addition, new "laparoscopy subsections" and notes have been added throughout CPT for specific anatomic sites to include the relocated laparoscopy/hysteroscopy codes. The introductory notes indicate that surgical laparoscopy always includes diagnostic laparoscopy. The notes also direct users to code 49320 for reporting a...

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