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    I work for an internal med practice. We had a pt who got a foley catheter put in at the hospital and came to our office days later to get removed. I dont think so but just want to confirm that there is not a specific code for removal of a foley catheter. Please help thanks

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    Smile foley
    Remember that the simple removal of a Foley catheter is included in an E/M service as there is no particular CPT code for simple catheter removal. Hope that helps.

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    Columbia, MO
    Your dx code is V53.6, there is no CPT or HCPCS II code for just a removal of a Foley and we have always been instructed to code this as an E&M charge.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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    Thank you both for the help. I do not code anything urology on a normal basis.

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