Correct coding for laboratory procedures during assisted reproductive technology cycles

Capsule:
This bulletin outlines the proper use of CPT codes for procedures performed by assisted reproductive technology practices. This document replaces the document of the same name, last published in 2008.

Author:
The Practice Committee of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine

Volume 98, Issue 4, Pages 808-811, October 2012

Abstract:
This document provides updated coding information for services related to assisted reproductive technology procedures. This document replaces the 2008 ASRM document of the same name.

  • Fernando Bronet, PhD

    great news!!

  • Fernando Bronet

    This code list is too important as every single specialist can refer to a particular technique with the same name in every world. In this new edition there are several techniques that have been considered as experimental again, compared with the previous edition (cryopreservation of reproductive tissue- ovarian and cryopreservation of reproductive tissue- oocyte; however, there are enough data in the bibliography that allow us to consider oocyte cryopreservation as not experimental procedures in the next updating (Kuwayama et al, 2005; Fahy et al, 1984; Mukaida et al, 1998; Lucen et al, 2006; Larman et al, 2007; Cobo et al, 2008a,b; Cobo et al, 2010; Milán et al, 2010; Martinez-Burgos et al, 2011; Garcia et al, 2011; Cobo et al, 2012…).

    • I heard a press release today that asrm no longer considers egg freezing as experimental!

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