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    Question CPT 59812 & 59820 in ASC

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    Hi all!

    I have an insurance claim for 2 different patients that are being denied for "CPT code not billable in ASC".

    The codes are:

    59812: Treatment of incomplete abortion, any trimester, completed surgically

    59820: Treatment of missed abortion, completed surgically; first trimester

    Does anyone know if this is accurate? Can you bill these codes in an ASC?

    Heather MacPherson, LPN, CPC, CPC-H

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    You can bill these procedures in an ASC. I wonder if its the dx? Here is site listing the the 2010 procdures for ASCs ... http://ascassociation.org/list2010.pdf

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    both procedures can be billed at and paid 711.67 for ASC.

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    Thanks I also found the answer at CMS website! Thanks for the other website info as well!

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