AMA CPT® Assistant - 2015 Issue 9 (September)

Surgery: Male Genital System (Q&A) (September 2015)

September 2015 page 12cc Surgery: Male Genital System Question: Cryosurgical ablation of the prostate was performed using the trocar technique. Is it appropriate to separately report the placement of a suprapubic tube in addition to procedure code 55873, Cryosurgical ablation of the prostate (includes ultrasonic guidance and monitoring)? Answer: No, the placement of a suprapubic tube (trocar technique), as well as ultrasonic guidance and monitoring as indicated in the code descriptor, is included in the work of the procedure described by code 55873. Surgery: Male Genital System (Q&A) (September 2015). CPT® Assistant. 2015; September 2015 page 12cc ...

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