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    Default Atrophic Testis

    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

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

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