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Pelvic repair: Update on correct coding

This supplement is supported by American Medical Systems, Inc., and has been reviewed by the editors of OBG Management
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CPT codes that cover many aspects of pelvic prolapse surgery have changed—in ways that significantly influence how payers reimburse you. Here are the details.


 

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In a September 2007 supplement to OBG Management, “Best options, techniques, and coding tips for pelvic prolapse repair,” I answered frequently asked questions about Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes and documentation for these procedures. In this follow-up supplement, I explain a number of changes to those codes that have occurred in the interim and that appear in the CPT 2010 Professional Edition, and answer relevant questions that have been posed by gyn surgeons and by billing staff in their practices.

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