|July 2003 · Vol. 15, No. 7
Modifiers needed for endometrial cryoablation?MELANIE
RN, CPC, MA
Ms. Witt, former program manager in the Department of Coding and Nomenclature at the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, is an independent coding and documentation consultant. Reimbursement Adviser reflects the most commonly accepted interpretations of CPT-4 and ICD-9CM coding. When in doubt on a coding or billing matter, check with your individual payer.
Q Our doctor performed an endometrial cryoablation with ultrasonic guidance (code 0009T). The hospital tech performed the ultrasound, while our doctor supervised. Do we still charge for the global component of 0009T?
A Actually, for the Category III code 0009T, I am not sure anyone thought about creating a professional and technical component, since ultrasonic guidance is integral to the procedure.