Anes code for LAVH, 00840 or 00944

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00944

LAVH 58550-58554
Reporting either 00840 or 00944 is acceptable, the base value for both is 6. However, ASA 00840 is 'not otherwise specified' and 00944 is specific to a Vaginal Hysterectomy.
 

albeard99

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I use 00840 if any other procedure is done at the same time as the hysterectomy; 00944 if not. Also, 00840 is for an abdominal approach. If it's strictly vaginal, then 00944 seems more appropriate to me.

Angela (From Missouri)
 
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