Rid your Ovarian Cyst CPT Confusion
Coding for the removal/excision, aspiration or drainage of an ovarian cyst is not too difficult. We have broken down each approach to provide you all the tools you need to get your claim right every time.
Important concept: When you are ready to code for ovarian cyst removal, you should pay particular attention to the approach, whether it's vaginal, abdominal or laparoscopic. Cut into these ovarian cyst codes to excise an ovar 00004000 ian cyst means that the ob-gyn removes the cyst by cutting. If this is the case, you should use 58925.
Heads up: However, for a laparoscopic removal of an ovarian cyst, you need to choose the code based on the extent of the procedure.
For instance, when a laparoscopic ovarian cyst excision doesn't involve the removal of any additional ovarian tissue, the right code for the procedure would be 58662. When the cyst is large and tough to remove, the ob-gyn may have to remove part of the ovary at the same time. You should use 58661 to report this.
Documentation key: Coding for the cyst removal may be straightforward; however you need to ensure your documentation measures up for medical necessity.
Cyst aspiration may also cover US guidance
To 'aspirate' an ovarian cyst means that the ob-gyn removes fluids by means of a suction device; however the terms 'aspiration' and 'drainage' are synonymous in this case.