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Old 08-14-2009, 08:45 AM
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I use the 57288 for TVT. What code should I use for TOT for stress incontinence. I need Cpt code to get correct anesthesia code. Any help is appreciated
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Old 08-28-2009, 01:52 PM
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I use 57288 for both... CPT code description says... sling operation for stress incontinence (fascia or synthetic)
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Old 08-29-2009, 09:04 AM
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I agree, 57288 should be used for the TVT/stress incontinence. Did an anesthesiologist not administer the anesthesia? If so, I'm not sure the surgeon would charge for it??
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I needed the CPT code to get the correct anesthesia code. Thanks for your help.
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Old 09-13-2009, 01:40 PM
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jweidman,

I also bill anesthesia and this procedure has an anesthesia alternate code this year. The correct CPT code is 57288, however, effective 1/1/09 this converts to 00860 OR 00940 the latter which is appropriate for the transvaginal approach per the Crosswalk instructions.

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