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    Default Coding a cystectomy & prostatectomy

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    When our phys codes a complete cystectomy w/ureteroileal conduit including intestine anastamosis w/bilat pelvic lymphadenectomy including external iliac, hypogastric and obturator ndoes (51595) and also does a retrograde prostatectomy - Is the prostatectomy included or should we be billing a 55840? We have been billing both codes. The description for the 51595 does not mention the prostate but a question came up as to whether this is included. We do not do many of these. Can anyone clarify?

    FM Sawyer

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    That's how I bill it.

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