AMA CPT® Assistant - 2000 Issue 9 (September)

Separate Procedures (September 2000)

September 2000 page 9 Back to Basics Separate Procedures Some of the codes listed in CPT include the phrase, "separate procedure" in the code descriptor. This designation indicates that a certain procedure or service may be: considered an integral component of another procedure/service; performed independently; unrelated; or distinct from other procedure(s)/service(s) provided at that time. Codes designated as "separate procedures" may not be additionally reported when the procedure/service is performed as an integral component of another procedure/service. Integral Component 58720Salpingo-oophorectomy, complete or partial, unilateral or bilateral (separate procedure) 58150Total abdominal hysterectomy (corpus and cervix), with or without removal of...

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