AMA CPT® Assistant - 2011 Issue 4 (April)
Surgery: Integumentary System (Q & A) (April 2011)
April 2011 page 12 Surgery: Integumentary System Question: When implanting a single-rod implantable contraceptive, is it appropriate to report code 11975 for this procedure, as the code descriptor is specific for contraceptive use? Answer: No. It is not appropriate to report code 11975, Insertion, implantable contraceptive capsules, as capsules were not implanted in the procedure described. However, it is appropriate to report code 11981, Insertion, non-biodegradable drug delivery implant. Rods differ from capsules in that they contain a matrix of a cured mixture of steroid crystals and polymer, while capsules contain free steroid crysts. Since the question describes a...
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