Results 1 to 5 of 5

Cysto with stent removal after passage of stone

  1. #1
    Location
    York, PA
    Posts
    60
    Default Cysto with stent removal after passage of stone
    Medical Coding Books
    If a patient comes in and has a stent inserted then later they come back in a few weeks later for the stent removal, do I assign the 58 modifier for the stent removal? Thanks.

  2. #2
    Thumbs up
    Quote Originally Posted by ms123 View Post
    If a patient comes in and has a stent inserted then later they come back in a few weeks later for the stent removal, do I assign the 58 modifier for the stent removal? Thanks.
    As per my knowledge we need to check the global period of pervious service before appending mod-58 with stent removal CPT code, if we billing for a same physician for both the services i.e. insertion of stent and removal of stent.

  3. #3
    Location
    York, PA
    Posts
    60
    Default
    Thanks for the reply. This is for an ambulatory surgery center. The first visit was 3 weeks earlier with a cystoscopy and stent placement for the calculus. The second visit to the surgical center was for another cystoscopy with removal of the stent. Is the global period within the 90 days, as it is with the cataracts?

  4. Default
    the placement of the stent does not have any global days on it so can bill the removal without any modifiers. This is per the CCI edits. Hope this helps.

  5. #5
    Location
    York, PA
    Posts
    60
    Default
    Thank you!

Similar Threads

  1. Removal of stone from urethra/not by Cysto
    By almag69 in forum Urology
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 09-04-2014, 05:15 AM
  2. ERCP w/ stent removal and stone extraction
    By pscar in forum Gastroenterology
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 07-02-2014, 09:47 AM
  3. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 02-06-2014, 06:25 AM
  4. Bilateral stent removal w/cysto
    By pkoens in forum Urology
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 04-06-2011, 05:17 PM
  5. Replies: 4
    Last Post: 01-15-2011, 08:49 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Enjoying Our Forums?

AAPC forums are a benefit of membership. Joining AAPC grants you unlimited access, allowing you to post questions and participate with our community of over 150,000 professionals.

Join Now Continue Reading Without Full Access

Already a Member?

Login

Close Message

In addition to full participation on AAPC forums, as a member you will be able to:

  • Access to the largest healthcare job database in the world.
  • Join over 150,000 members of the healthcare network in the world.
  • Be a part of an industry leading organization that drives the business side of healthcare.
  • Save anywhere from 10%-50% with exclusive member discounts on courses, books, study materials, and conferences.
  • Access to discounts at hundreds of restaurants, travel destinations, retail stores, and service providers. AAPC members also have opportunities to save on heath, life, and liability insurance.
  • Become a member of a local chapter and attend regular meetings.