AMA CPT® Assistant - 2000 Issue 11 (November)

Surgery Endocrine System (November 2000)

November 2000 page 10a Coding Consultation Endocrine System, Surgery, 60252, 60254 (Q&A) Question What is the difference between codes 60252 and 60254? AMA Comment Code 60252, Thyroidectomy, total or subtotal for malignancy; with limited neck dissection, is intended to describe total or subtotal resection of the thyroid for malignancy with removal of a limited number of lymph nodes. CPT code 60254, Thyroidectomy, total or subtotal for malignancy; with radical neck dissection, describes resection of both the left and right thyroid lobes, as well as a radical neck dissection. The phrase "radical neck dissection" in code 60254 describes total...

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