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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Bangor, Maine

    Default TURBT help please

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    This is the first one of these that I have done. Can anyone tell me if they agree/disagree with my code(s) selection?

    Pre/Post op Dx: Bladder cancer

    Findings: Pt has over 2.5cm high-grade appearing bladder tumor just above the right ureteral orifice?

    Procedure: TURBT and instillation of mitomycin

    Op note: "A continuous flow resectoscope was inserted. Careful examination of the bladder was done. Pt only has a solid bladder tumor located just above the right ureteral orifice. Under anesthesia it is clear, but the tumor is falling on the ureter, but it is not involving the ureter. The tumor is systematically resected, and the specimen is taken with an _____*. After completion of the treatment, the _____*, then a foley catheter is inserted, 40mg of mitomycin is instilled, and the catheter is clamped. This will be emptied 1 hour later on the florr. Pt is returned to room...."

    I realize that the blanks might be an issue but for right now, this is what I have:

    52005 - ?
    Dx - 188.5

  2. #2


    i would only code 52235

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Bangor, Maine


    Thank you!
    Is the instillation of the myotocin just count as included in the procedure?

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Dayton Ohio


    We use 51720 and J9291 for the instillation.

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    Default turb

    use 52235 and 51720 for instilation with modifier 59. you are going to charge for mytomicin if the drug belong to your office ,otherwise not.

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