There are over 30 codes that could apply to any combination of procedures done to excise gyn cancer, and worse - surgeons are putting together combinations that appear to have no CPT equivalent.
You may have to look to modifiers to correctly code for some surgeries, others can only be reported with unlisted codes.
Plus - many payers are now expecting much more definitive diagnosis coding in support of the more radical or unusual surgeries.
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Melanie Witt, RN, MA is an independent coding education consultant and a well-known speaker and recognized expert in the area of coding and reimbursement for ob-gyn services. She is the former program manager of the Department of Coding and Nomenclature at the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Witt is also the consulting editor for Ob-Gyn Coding Alert.