AMA CPT® Assistant - 2011 Issue 8 (August)

Surgery: Endocrine System (Q&A) (August 2011)

August 2011 page 9b Surgery: Endocrine System Question: In the CPT 2011 codebook, add-on code 60512, Parathyroid autotransplantation (List separately in addition to code for primary procedure), includes a parenthetical reference indicating the CPT codes with which it may be reported. However, code 60210, Partial thyroid lobectomy, unilateral; with or without isthmusectomy, and code 60220, Total thyroid lobectomy, unilateral; with or without isthmusectomy, are not listed as codes with which code 60512 may be reported. It appears the CPT codebook did not include unilateral procedures in this section as applicable to the add-on code for autotransplantation. In a case...

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