AMA CPT® Assistant - 2000 Issue 6 (June)

Surgery Female Genital System (June 2000)

June 2000 page 11-end Coding Consultation Genital System, Female, Surgery, 57160, 99211-99215, 99070 (Q&A) Question Can I report code 57160 if a patient comes into the office to remove, cleanse, and reinsert a pessary? AMA Comment If a patient comes into the office to have her pessary removed, cleansed, and reinserted, the appropriate evaluation and management code (99211-99215) should be reported, based on the key components performed (history, examination, and medical decision making), as this is considered part of the E/M service. Therefore, it would not be appropriate to report CPT code 57160, Fitting and insertion of pessary...

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