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TRICARE Policy Manual 6010.63-M, April 2021
Surgery
Chapter 4
Section 19.1
Endocrine System
Issue Date:  August 26, 1985
Authority:  32 CFR 199.4(c)(2) and (c)(3)
Copyright:  CPT only © 2006 American Medical Association (or such other date of publication of CPT). All Rights Reserved.
Revision:  
1.0  CPT CODES
60000 - 60699
2.0  DESCRIPTION
2.1  The endocrine system consists of glands and other structures that elaborate internal secretions (hormones) which are released directly into the circulatory system and which influence metabolism and other body processes.
2.2  Organs having endocrine function include the pituitary, thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenal glands, the pineal body, the gonads, the pancreas, and the paraganglia.
3.0  POLICY
3.1  Services and supplies required in the diagnosis and treatment of illness or injury involving the endocrine system are covered.
3.2  Effective August 31, 2015, off-label use of Sandostatin LAR/octreotide in the treatment of autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease is covered.
4.0  EXCLUSION
Carotid body resection (Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes 60600 and 60605) when done solely to relieve the symptoms of pulmonary dyspnea, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, is unproven.
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