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daniel

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CAN THESE TWO PROCEDURES BE BILLED TOGETHER.

60500- PARATHYROIDECTOMY OR EXPLORATION OF PARATHYROID(S)

60240- THYROIDECTOMY, TOTAL OR COMPLETE.

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DANIEL, cpc
 

daniel

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THAT'S WHY I'm asking, everything is done here old school. By the book, no systems here to help.
 

sbenden719

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cci edits say you cannot bill 60500 with 60240. only bill 60240
just in case you didnt find out...i have a cci edit book
 

Stacey Walden

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60500 & 60240 bundling

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!
 

zcometa

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60240 + 60500

CAN THESE TWO PROCEDURES BE BILLED TOGETHER.

60500- PARATHYROIDECTOMY OR EXPLORATION OF PARATHYROID(S)

60240- THYROIDECTOMY, TOTAL OR COMPLETE.

THANK YOU
DANIEL, cpc
It actually depends on the op-note. But this thread might help;

https://www.aapc.com/memberarea/forums/130732-thyroid-parathyroid.html

also as per https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Coding...loads/ncci_correspondence_language_manual.pdf look at page 32 of 49

"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."
 
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