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CPT® 2012: Avoid 57283 With Other Procedures Involving Enterocele Repair, CPT® Warns

- Published on Mon, Nov 21, 2011
You can rejoice that there will be only a few CPT Codes 2012 changes affecting your urology practice. Every year at this time, coders face the challenge of learning new codes and new regulations while also wondering what sort of financial changes the new fee schedules might bring. The good news: "There will be no new or revised CPT Changes for urology procedure coding in 2012," says Michael A. Ferragamo, MD, FACS, clinical assistant professor of urology at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. "In other words, there are no changes between CPT® codes 50010 and 55980." However, if your urologist performs urogynecology procedures, there's one change you should pay attention to. Read on to get the scoop before the new codes go into effect on Jan. 1, 2012. Check the Other Procedures Before Billing 57283 There is one 2012 change for urogynecology that you should note, [...]

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