CPT® 59857, Under Abortion Procedures

The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code 59857 as maintained by American Medical Association, is a medical procedural code under the range - Abortion Procedures.

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In this global procedure, the provider terminates a pregnancy by inserting vaginal suppositories to induce labor contractions and may also insert a laminaria to dilate the cervix. In this service, the patient fails to abort the fetus and the provider performs surgical removal of the fetus and the placenta via an incision into the uterus, like a cesarean delivery. The provider admits the patient to the hospital, inserts the drug and cervical dilator, manages the labor that follows, and then performs the incision into the uterus. The provider then follows the patient in the hospital until discharge. Providers use this method usually after the first trimester, fourteen weeks and zero days gestation or more.

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