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    Default Help with CPT coding for Cysto with placement

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    I'm not finding a specific code that represents the placement of a indwelling catheter done via a cystourethroscopy over a guidewire. I've looked at the 52xxx series & 51703 but not sure what is correct for this procedure. Can anyone please give me some direction.

    Thank you
    Jody Hecht

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    I don't have my book in front of me, is 51703 the complex catheter? I typically use that if the purpose is to only place the catheter due to say a false passage or difficult antomy. If the purpost of the exam is to preform a cystoscope (52000), then the catheter bundles to the cysto.

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    Thank you for your response & help.

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