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    One of our Urologists are inquiring about this…….He states that if he does a renal and ureteral ESWL (Lithotripsy - 50590) using different/separate diagnosis codes because of different organs (renal and ureteral) but both ESWL’s would be done on the right side. Can he bill for 2 ESWL’s on the right or is it right and left only?

    Can you offer any insight?

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    RT/LT only

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    Florence, SC


    Can only bill for one ESWL unless its RT and Lt.

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    Kokomo, IN

    Default Eswl

    I agree, this is a unilateral test, so R/L only.

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    Thanks A Lot, I agree.

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