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00170 for urethroplasty!?!

  1. #1
    Fort Worth Chapter
    Default 00170 for urethroplasty!?!
    Medical Coding Books
    I have a doctor wanting to use 00170 for a urethroplasty because he obtained a buccal graft.
    It is my understanding that you cannot code the site that the graft came from, but rather the site that the graft is GOING.
    Is this correct?

  2. #2
    You are correct. You should be coding for where it's going to not from. If you were to send a claim in w/ the 00170 with a urinary dio, you won't be paid. You're sites must match.

  3. #3
    Fort Worth Chapter
    Thank you!!!

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