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Q: A uterus that was removed because of a diagnosis of a prolapsed would be considered what level of surgical pathology? What CPT code?
A: You should code the pathology exam of uterus with leiomyomas as 88307 (Level V ? Surgical pathology, gross and microscopic examination, uterus, with or without tubes and ovaries, [ other than neoplastic/prolapse). Although ICD9 classifies leiomyoma as a benign neoplasm, a coding convention supported by the American Medical Association and the College of American Pathologists dictates that you
code this condition as 88307, not 88309 (Level VI ? Surgical pathology, gross and microscopic examination, uterus, with or without tubes and ovaries, neoplastic). ]
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