AMA CPT® Assistant - 2005 Issue 11 (November)

Surgery: Integumentary System (November 2005)

November 2005 page 15d Coding Consultation:Questions and Answers Integumentary System, 77781, 77784 (Q&A) Question When performing a catheter placement and subsequent catheter removal for interstitial radioelement application in the breast (ie, 19296-19298), would it be appropriate to separately report the remote afterloading brachytherapy administration (77781-77784)? AMA Comment From a CPT coding perspective, remote afterloading brachytherapy administration (77781-77784) can be reported in addition to the catheter placement and subsequent catheter removal for interstitial radioelement application in the breast (ie, 19296-19298). Surgery: Integumentary System (November 2005). CPT® Assistant. 2005; November 2005 page 15d ...

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