hysterectomy - I have a laparoscopic vaginal hysterectomy

cooper1

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I have a laparoscopic vaginal hysterectomy. Uterus, cervix, tubes and ovaries weighing 270 grams. Can I code 58554 or is this code only for the uterus weighing over 250 grams?
 

Kiana

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That's the best code available because the uterus was greater than the 250g.

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Are you saying the uterus was 270 gm or the uterus, tubes, and ovaries was 270 gm? I was confused reading this. The 58554 would be if the uterus weighed 270 grams, not a total of all the removed organs. The path report should stipulate the weight if the OP report does not.
 

cooper1

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270G was for everything. This came from the path report since it wasn't in the op report but the path report combined everything in the weight.
 

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if it is not clearly stated in the path report that the Uterus weighed more then 250g then you have to use 58552. I had this same issue and the Doctors had to have a meeting with the pathology department to make sure they weighed the uterus as a seperate component. good luck
chris gilmer cpc
 
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