AAPC - Back to school
Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: Atrophic Testis

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2007

    Default Atrophic Testis

    AAPC: Back to School
    One of my urologist will do a scrotal exploration for undescended testis and find out that it is an atrophic testis (testicular nubbin, testicular remnant, vanished testis) How is everyone coding these? 1-simple orchiectomy 54520 or 2-scrotal exploration 55110. Per CCI scrotal exploration is bundled into the orchiectomy so we can't bill both.

    Thank you in advance for your help

    Chris Lufkin CPC,CCS-P
    Medical College of Wisconsin
    Surgical Coding Specialist III

  2. #2


    My pediatric urologists do the same thing and I bill the simple orchiectomy.

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 07-06-2015, 02:32 PM
  2. Dx laparoscopy and intra abdominal testis
    By clufkin in forum Urology
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 12-29-2014, 10:46 AM
  3. Atrophic scar excision
    By RebeccaMoney in forum Orthopaedics
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 12-23-2014, 11:15 AM
  4. Detortion testicle/appendix testis removal
    By lhak406 in forum Medical Coding General Discussion
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 11-19-2010, 02:25 PM
  5. Need help with torsed appendix testis
    By dbybee in forum Urology
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 05-11-2009, 07:54 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Enjoying Our Forums?

AAPC forums are a benefit of membership. Joining AAPC grants you unlimited access, allowing you to post questions and participate with our community of over 150,000 professionals.

Join Now Continue Reading Without Full Access

Already a Member?


Close Message

In addition to full participation on AAPC forums, as a member you will be able to:

  • Access to the largest healthcare job database in the world.
  • Join over 150,000 members of the healthcare network in the world.
  • Be a part of an industry leading organization that drives the business side of healthcare.
  • Save anywhere from 10%-50% with exclusive member discounts on courses, books, study materials, and conferences.
  • Access to discounts at hundreds of restaurants, travel destinations, retail stores, and service providers. AAPC members also have opportunities to save on heath, life, and liability insurance.
  • Become a member of a local chapter and attend regular meetings.