CPT 57454 and CPT 57500??
Can CPT 57500-59 be reported with CPT 57454 if the patient undergoes a cervical polypectomy along with a colposcopy with cervical biopsies & endocervical curettage or is the cervical polypectomy inclusive in the colposcopy code (57454)? CCI indicates that this code combination is never allowed (modifier -59 is not allowed), but CCI always indicates this when the procedure is a "separate procedure" such as 57500. 3 specimens were sent to pathology: 1.) ECC 2.) Cervix biopsies 3.) Cervix - endocervical polyps. I appreciate any opinions I can get. Thanks!
Mary Kittredge, MA, CPC