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  1. #1
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    Rapid City, SD

    Question New to Urology

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    I am new to the Urology speciality and need to confirm the following cpt's billed together:


    This may be the most basic of procedures billed by an urologist but 52332 & 52330 seem like this should be part of each other.

    Any insight greatly appreciated.


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    Apr 2007


    check your cci edits

    if your urologist is a member of aua go to the bundling matrix on the page on this page it states they are ok to bill together just make sure you have the documentation to back it up
    52332-51 is a j stent placement
    74420-26 is a fluroscopy he reads it
    Last edited by Fran; 06-22-2011 at 10:46 AM.

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    "temporary" ureteral stent placement during cystourethroscopic diagnostic or therapeutic interventions is an integral component of those endoscopic procedures and would not warrant additional reporting. The insertion of a "temporary" stent refers to those types that are used during the cystoscopy procedure and removed at the completion of that intervention. It is possible that a temporary stent is placed during the procedure, removed, and replaced with a "self-retaining" or "indwelling" stent during the same intervention.

    A "self-retaining" or "indwelling" ureteral stent is not required in all cases, but when performed warrants the additional reporting of code 52332.

    Hope this helps,
    Anthony McCallum, CPC, CIRCC, CPC-I, CCS

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    Rapid City, SD


    Thank you for the help on this, it does clarify the procedures quite well!!

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