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Hysterectomy Coding Simplified: Look at Weight, Removal

Posted on 22. May, 2009 by in Hot Coding Topics

Severing these ligaments clues you into whether ob-gyn removed the ovaries.

You’ll be able to distinguish a total abdominal hysterectomy from a laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy thanks to these experts’ tips on mapping your ob-gyn’s hysterectomies documentation to these procedures’ definitions.

The ob-gyn may perform a hysterectomy (removal of the uterus including the corpus and cervix) using an abdominal, vaginal, or laparoscopic approach. Pay attention to these key terms to score 100 on your CPT code selection.

TRAINING EVENT: Melanie Witt and Peggy Stilley teach you the nuts & bolts of Ob-Gyn Coding. This July in Orlando.

Include Tubes/Ovaries in Abdominal Approach Codes

The ob-gyn may or may not remove the ovaries during an abdominal hysterectomy, but this does not impact the code you select. All CPT codes for the abdominal approach indicate “with or without” removal of tubes and ovaries, says Melanie Witt,...

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