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    Hi! I am new at coding for an urologist. I need codes for a

    1) right ureteral stent removal
    2) right ureteroscopy with laser lithotripsy ad
    3) right ureteral stent placement
    4) also done was a retrograde pyelogram

    Are the correct codes 52353, 50394-59 and 50387?

    Someone else suggested 52353 RT and 52332-59-RT.
    Please help me!

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    Apr 2007


    The codes for stent removal, 52310, cannot be billed w/52332, stent placement. The lithotripsy code is correct but you cannot bill retrograde pyelogram, 52005 with 52332. So the correct code is 52353 & 52332. There is no need for the 59 modifier with 52332 anymore.

    Nancy Perry, CPC

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