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cpt 51700 includes cath placement?

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    Does cpt 51700-bladder irrigation, simple, lavage and/or instillation include the temp cath placement? Or would I bill 51702 as well?
    Thanks for your help in advance!
    Tesja Erickson, CPC, CPMA COBGC, CEMC
    The Coding Surgeon
    Medical Documentation & Coding Consultant
    codingsurgeon@tesja.com
    2012 AAPC Idaho Falls Chapter President
    2011 AAPC Idaho Falls Chapter President-Elect

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    Yes these procedures bundle and a modifier is not allowed.

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    Thanks for your help!
    Tesja Erickson, CPC, CPMA COBGC, CEMC
    The Coding Surgeon
    Medical Documentation & Coding Consultant
    codingsurgeon@tesja.com
    2012 AAPC Idaho Falls Chapter President
    2011 AAPC Idaho Falls Chapter President-Elect

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    Yes , temporary or indwelling catheter placement (51701. 51702 )are inclusive components unless it is complicated

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