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Old 01-11-2011, 01:50 PM
clufkin clufkin is offline
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One of my urologist will do a scrotal exploration for undescended testis and find out that it is an atrophic testis (testicular nubbin, testicular remnant, vanished testis) How is everyone coding these? 1-simple orchiectomy 54520 or 2-scrotal exploration 55110. Per CCI scrotal exploration is bundled into the orchiectomy so we can't bill both.

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Chris Lufkin CPC,CCS-P
Medical College of Wisconsin
Surgical Coding Specialist III
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Old 01-15-2011, 07:29 AM
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My pediatric urologists do the same thing and I bill the simple orchiectomy.
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