Posted on 24. Mar, 2009 by in Hot Coding Topics
If you’re stuck trying to figure out what code to use for a vaginal cuff repair, you should ask yourself one question: Why did the ob-gyn need to perform the repair?
The answer is the best way to decide what code (and possibly modifiers) to choose. Follow these three expert steps, and you’ll find the solution to one of the most frequently asked questions in an ob-gyn office: “Which CPT code should I use for repair of vaginal cuff?”
Step 1: Determine Why the Repair Is Necessary
The first thing you should do when the ob-gyn performs a vaginal cuff repair is examine the operative report to determine why the patient required the repair, says Cindy Foley, billing manager for three separate gynecology practices in Syracuse, N.Y.
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