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Posted By annie on 05-28-2002, 16:23:00 in Ob-Gyn
pt came in with bleeding and doctor did a chemical cauterization of the
cervix. looking in cpt book i see chemical cauterization of granulation
tissue (1750) or cautery of cervix electro or thermal (57510). neither
seems to fit the bill. any suggestions? or would it just be an e&m
service? any help would be greatly appreciated. annie
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Posted By annie on 06-07-2002, 19:55:00
so what you're saying is that cpt 57510 is for cauterization and it makes no
sense that cpt says that it's cauterization of excessive skin. cauterization
for bleeding does make sense so therefore i can use cpt 57510 in my case. i
wish that cpt would discuss their descriptions with the doctors first to see
if it makes sense or not. otherwise it causes confusion as in this case.
thanks and have a nice weekend
annie
Posted By annie on 06-07-2002, 19:50:00
thanks peggy. i'll have to look into it further but as i originally thought i
have to use e/m codes. thanks for taking a stab at this though. it's much
apprecitated. annie
Posted By annie on 06-07-2002, 16:32:00
> In OB-Gyn Coding Companion under 57510 it states cauterization. > Cauterization is described as the removal of excessive tissue with a hot > instrument, an electric current, or a caustic substance. Would that > work??
Thanks Peggy. well, i saw that also but the cauterization (hot instrument,
electric current, caustic substance) was done to stop bleeding so that's
why i had a problem with this CPT. cauterization was done but not to
remove excessive tissue but to stop bleeding. any thoughts?
thanks
annie
Posted By annie on 06-07-2002, 09:35:00
> > pt came in with bleeding and doctor did a chemical cauterization of the
> > cervix. looking in cpt book i see chemical cauterization of granulation
> > tissue (1750) or cautery of cervix electro or thermal (57510). neither
> > seems to fit the bill. any suggestions? or would it just be an e&m
> > service? any help would be greatly appreciated. annie
>
> i have not received an answer to this question so maybe it wasn't clear.
> this is not a post op situation.
>
> would greatly appreciate input. thanks
> annie
Posted By annie on 06-02-2002, 15:53:00
> pt came in with bleeding and doctor did a chemical cauterization of the
> cervix. looking in cpt book i see chemical cauterization of granulation
> tissue (1750) or cautery of cervix electro or thermal (57510). neither
> seems to fit the bill. any suggestions? or would it just be an e&m
> service? any help would be greatly appreciated. annie

i have not received an answer to this question so maybe it wasn't clear.
this is not a post op situation.

would greatly appreciate input. thanks
annie
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