Ob-Gyn Coding Alert

Gynecology: Take 5 Steps to Make Myomectomy Mistakes a Thing of the Past


- Published on Tue, Oct 04, 2011

Find out how the weight of myomas can trump the number of them.

Deciding which myomectomy code you'll report depends on three factors: the approach the ob-gyn uses, the number of the myomas, and their weight. Here's how to translate this information into the correct CPT® code every time.

Watch out: If your ob-gyn performs a hysterectomy, you won't report the myomectomy separately.

Step 1: Investigate Myomas and Their Types

When your ob-gyn performs a myomectomy, he is removing myomas or uterine fibroid tumors. Knowing what type they are will help you to determine your myomectomy code.

What they are: Myomas (also known as uterine fibromas) are the most common growth of the female genital tract. They are round, firm, benign masses of the muscular wall of the uterus and are composed of smooth muscle and connective tissue.

You'll see different types of uterine fibroids based on their location:

  • Intracavitary [...]

Ob-Gyn Coding Alert
Issue - Oct, 2011
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