AAPC - Back to school
Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Ovarian Drilling

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2007

    Default Ovarian Drilling

    AAPC: Back to School
    I have a pt who is getting a claim denied because of the way we coded the chromopertubation and ovarian drilling. It was not for infertility and the ins. company is saying it was. It was coded 58350 for the chromotubation and 58970 for the ovarian drilling. Is this right? How would you code it?

  2. #2

    Smile ovarian drilling answer

    In response to your question, the only thing I can tell you is that the codes are not bundled together(58350,58970). The cpt code 58970 is a typically only a IVF code and that is where the infertility denial is coming from. You will need to send the operative note and a letter from your doctor stating why the ovarian drilling and the chromptubation was done. (by the way this will lead to future infertility for this pt). That will hopefully get your claim paid.
    Sorry I could not be of more help

    Amy Winkler,cpc

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2007


    Thanks! That's what we were gonna do! I thought I had coded it right, I have been coding these for 3 years and never got a denial. I guess we will be sending in the op reports with every drilling/chromotubation surgery we have!!

Similar Threads

  1. Drilling a bone
    By pglazener in forum General Surgery
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 07-12-2013, 05:30 PM
  2. ovarian cystectomy and ovarian cystotomies
    By bluke13 in forum OB/GYN
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 06-06-2013, 05:36 PM
  3. Ovarian Drilling
    By Kstrobel in forum OB/GYN
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-20-2010, 03:03 PM
  4. Ovarian Drilling
    By Jr142325 in forum OB/GYN
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 05-22-2009, 09:36 AM
  5. Shoulder Drilling
    By doodiebuggy in forum Orthopaedics
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 01-28-2009, 07:44 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Enjoying Our Forums?

AAPC forums are a benefit of membership. Joining AAPC grants you unlimited access, allowing you to post questions and participate with our community of over 150,000 professionals.

Join Now Continue Reading Without Full Access

Already a Member?


Close Message

In addition to full participation on AAPC forums, as a member you will be able to:

  • Access to the largest healthcare job database in the world.
  • Join over 150,000 members of the healthcare network in the world.
  • Be a part of an industry leading organization that drives the business side of healthcare.
  • Save anywhere from 10%-50% with exclusive member discounts on courses, books, study materials, and conferences.
  • Access to discounts at hundreds of restaurants, travel destinations, retail stores, and service providers. AAPC members also have opportunities to save on heath, life, and liability insurance.
  • Become a member of a local chapter and attend regular meetings.