Can someone direct me exactly where the language is that we can bill these codes together? Everything I have read indicates they will bundle and our physician is certain that they should not. Having trouble with a UHC claim. Thank you!
"Correspondence Language Policy/Example Number 10.60000 - Standards of medical/surgical practice
For example, CPT code 60240 describes a total or complete thyroidectomy. CPT code 60500 describes a parathyroidectomy or exploration of parathyroid(s). The exploration of parathyroid glands with or without parathyroidectomy (CPT code
60500) is standard surgical practice when performing a complete thyroidectomy (CPT code 60240). Therefore, CPT code 60500 is bundled into CPT code 60240."