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TESE/PESA PO DAYS

Tammy Posted Tue 23rd of February, 2016 12:19:08 PM

DR DID A TESE (BILATERAL TESTICULAR SPERM EXTRACTION) FOR AZOOSPERMIA, WE BILL A 55899 DO TO THIS BEING AN UNLISTED CODE. SHOULD THIS PROCEDURE HAVE POST OPERATIIVE DAYS? IF SO, HOW MANY?
-DOES THE SAME APPLY FOR A PESE (PERCUTANEOUS EPIDIDYMAL SPERM ASPIRATION; POST OPERATIVE DAYS? HOW MANY?

SuperCoder Answered Wed 24th of February, 2016 03:13:39 AM

Hi,

Medicare has listed global period for CPT 55899 as YYY, which means that "The carrier is to determine whether the global concept applies and establishes postoperative period, if appropriate, at time of pricing."
Hence, you need to discuss it with your payer. For PESE, CPT 55899, same would apply.

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