AMA CPT® Assistant - 2007 Issue 3 (March)

Surgery: Female Genital System (March 2007)

March 2007 page 9c Coding Communication:Surgery: Female Genital System Question What CPT code is used for presacral sympathectomy when no uterine suspension is being performed? AMA Comment If the procedure is performed laparoscopically, it is appropriate to report code 58578, Unlisted laparoscopy procedure, uterus. If this procedure was performed at laparatomy, code 58410, Uterine suspension, with or without shortening of round ligaments, with or without shortening of sacrouterine ligaments; (separate procedure), should be reported with modifier 52, Reduced services, appended. Under certain circumstances a service or procedure is partially reduced or eliminated at the physician's election. Under these circumstances...

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