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    Default urine catherter
    Medical Coding Books
    If you got a charge ticket with no notes.

    Physician states that a In & Out cath was done.

    Dx is Dysuria 788.1

    which cpt code would you use.

    I found the range of

    51700- bladder irrigation,simple,lavage and/or instillation

    51701-insertion of non-indwelling bladder catheter (eg, straight catheterization for residual urine)

    51702-insertion of temporary indwelling bladder catheter;simple (eg foley)

    51703-complicated (eg, altered anatomy, fractured catherter/balloon.

    any help
    thank you


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    My opinion 51701 but I would hope there is better documentation of the procedure (i.e. placed with or without difficulty/measurement of return from the catheter and catheter removed with or without complications).

    Julie , CPC
    Last edited by jdrueppel; 12-23-2008 at 09:53 AM.

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