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    I'm looking for some input on a lithotripsy procedure. The Doctor's Dx was a
    calculus of the ureter, and he performed a lithotripsy on a stone in the ureter,
    I thought the code should be 52353, but the office mangager thinks it should be 50590. Would love to hear other opinions on this as I am new to coding urology.
    Thanks in advance for all responses.

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    Here's a good tool for such a question:

  3. Default Lithotripsy
    What kind of tool was used to provide the lithotripsy? Did the doctor provide this service with a cystourethroscope? Then 52353 would be the answer. If the doctor provided the service using shockwaves, then 50590 would be the answer. So, it depends on the approach.


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