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RebeccaB

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One of our physicians did a photoselctive vaporization of the prostate-median lobe only

would this be 52648-52..?

thanks for any info

Rebecca
 

liqgold2@aol.com

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I would bill 52648 without a modifier as the middle lobe may be the only obstructive part of the prostate gland, Carriers do not define what constitute a complete or a partial procedure. A CPT code for a partial prostatectomy was deleted many years ago.
Michael A. Ferragamo MD, FACS, urologist and urology coding and reimbursement consultant
 

RebeccaB

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I would bill 52648 without a modifier as the middle lobe may be the only obstructive part of the prostate gland, Carriers do not define what constitute a complete or a partial procedure. A CPT code for a partial prostatectomy was deleted many years ago.
Michael A. Ferragamo MD, FACS, urologist and urology coding and reimbursement consultant
thanks for the info
 
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