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    Question Straight Cath performed in ED

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    Can I code 51701, insertion of non-indwelling bladder catheter when the procedure is performed in the emergency dept. for the purpose of obtaining a urine sample and not postvoid urine? I do not get an edit with the E/M level or the urinalysis code.


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    this may help try 51702
    Rachele Porter, AS, CPC, CPC-H, CEDC
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