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Old 11-06-2009, 07:17 AM
Joan Prisco Joan Prisco is offline
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Unhappy Ureteral stent change- HELP

I am fairly new to Urology and I'm trying to navigate my way around. I don't have full op reports for the most part I'm coding from a procedure card. I am stuck on one thing and no matter how many times I try I can't find the code. I have several cards stating Ureteral Stent change. In all cases there is a cystoscopy done in addition. I only see a percutanious ureteral stent change. I can't find a stent change with a cystoscopy. Should I go with a removal and then stenting seperately??
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Old 11-06-2009, 07:25 AM
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Hi Joan, look toward the cystoscopy codes they begin with 52000. The ureter stent placement is 52332.
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Old 11-06-2009, 07:38 AM
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Thank you . Should I also code the removal? It doesn't seem to be included in the discriptor for 52332?
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Old 11-08-2009, 06:42 PM
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Per NCCI, CPT code 52310 (stent removal) is included in the 52332 when performed at the same operative setting.

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Old 11-09-2009, 06:30 AM
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Thank you
So I will be using the 52332 for the stent change when there is a cystoscopy. Thank you.
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