AMA CPT® Assistant - 2017 Issue 2 (February)

Surgery: Female Genital System (Q&A) (February 2017)

February 2017 page 14b Surgery: Female Genital System Question: Would it be appropriate to report code 58674 for the ablation of uterine fibroids when there is no indication in the report of whether the procedure was performed using an open approach or whether it was performed laparoscopically? Answer: No. Code 58674, Laparoscopy, surgical, ablation of uterine fibroid(s) including intraoperative ultrasound guidance and monitoring, radiofrequency, should only be reported when the procedure is performed laparoscopically. Be sure to consult the physician to verify the method before selecting a code to report. Surgery: Female Genital System (Q&A) (February 2017). CPT®...

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