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    Hamden, CT

    Default barbotage of kidneys for cytology

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    Our Urologists are now performing barbotage of the kidneys to collect specimens for cytology. Is there a code for this? I am not able to find any information on this. I have checked the AUA site but am not able to locate anything in regards to coding for this.
    I have found information on barbotage of the bladder and they suggest using 51700. Which they also do periodically. Is this correct?

    Thank you for any feedback!

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    Is the procedure being preformed through a cystoscope?

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    Hamden, CT


    It was done through a cystocope

    "we advanced the pollack and then did a barbotage on the left kidney for cytology and fish. We then moved the pollack. We then balloon dilated the distal ureter and mid ureter to allow passage of our ureteroscope. following this, we then removed our cystoscope."
    Renee R. Antonetti

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    Sounds to me like it will bundle to your ureteroscopic procedure anyway.

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    Hamden, CT


    That is what I was thinking. I just wanted to validate that thought.
    I appreciate your help!
    Renee R. Antonetti

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    Default Barbotage

    What would the CPT code be for Barbotage on the hand for a wart? 17110 ?
    Any feedback would be great! Thanks

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