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    Default Laser fragmentation of urethral stones

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    The physician performed the laser fragmentation and removal of urethral stones. I am going with 52315, if anyone else has coded this procedure can you please give me some insight into how you coded? Is there a code for the laser? Thank You sooo much!

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    Default ICD: 52353 Laser fragmentation

    I'll assign 52353
    52353 applies to “any type of fragmentation, whether you use a Holmium laser, a Candela laser, a mechanical lithotripter.

    Your cpt choice 52315 specifies--
    "Removal" of FB OR "extraction" of stone through instrument-52315

    Need to look up W or WO ureteroscopy-
    If Laser/fragmentation W ureteroscopy-52353

    Need the OP report to give you a correct cpt.


    Thanks
    Last edited by msrd_081002; 01-02-2011 at 08:34 PM.

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