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    I am new at coding for a urologist. Any help with this would be appreciated.
    Procedures performed:
    1) cystoscopy
    2) bilateral ureteral stent removal
    3) right retrorade pyelogram
    4) bilateral ureteral stent placement
    Would the correct codes be 52310 (removal), 52332-50 (insertion) and 50394 (retrograde pyelogram). Something just doesn't seem right though. Any ideas?

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    Apr 2007
    Lincoln, NE


    Not my specialty but this is what I come up with.

    cysto retro (52005) and stent removal (52310) is not separately reportable with stent placement.

    Julie, CPC
    Last edited by jdrueppel; 02-18-2009 at 08:53 PM.

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    Did your urologist preform the reading and make a report of the retrograde pyelogram. You might also be able to report 74420 (you might need a modifier depending on circumstances). Code 50394 is for an antegrade injection of contrast through something like a nephrostomy tube.

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