Therapeutic and Diagnostic Combinations

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Therapeutic and Diagnostic Combinations on the Same Organ

  • Therapeutic procedures are prime procedures and are intended to include secondary diagnostic procedures on the same organ or the approach to that organ when performed at the same time as the therapeutic procedure
  • Coding more than one diagnostic procedure for the same organ or the approach to that organ creates an inappropriate combination of codes
  • Coding more than one therapeutic procedure for the same organ or the approach to that organ creates an inappropriate combination of codes