straight catheterization

samorn

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HI
Straight catheterization: If a physician performs this procedure to get residual urine but was not able to get any residual urine can you still bill 51702 or would you need to append a 52 modifier because the urine was not obtainable?

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ciphermed

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Wouldn't 51701 be used for straight cath?

51701 Insertion of non-indwelling bladder catheter
(i.e. straight catheterization for residual urine)
CPT Manual

I wouldn't append a modifier if the procedure was fully carried
out, even if no urine was obtained.
(I have no references for this)

Hope this helps,
 
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