|December 2007 · Vol. 19, No. 12
CPT codes diversify for hysterectomy and repair of paravaginal defects
RN, CPC-OGS, MA
Code 57288—fascial or synthetic sling operation for stress incontinence—is now permanently bundled into code 57284
Codes 51100—51102 for bladder aspiration now appear under “Bladder, Removal” rather than “Bladder, Incision”
Independent coding and documentation consultant; former program manager,
Department of Coding and Nomenclature, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
In 2008, long-awaited surgical codes are being added to Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) for total laparoscopic hysterectomy and repair of a paravaginal defect. Pay attention to code renumbering and revisions in the New Year, too: Bladder aspiration codes have new numbers, and removal of an intra-abdominal tumor will require more careful documentation, to cite two changes.
There’s more: If you’ve been spending time on telephone or on-line counseling, codes that may get you paid for that service are about to make their debut.