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    SUCCESSFUL PLACEMENT OF A LEFT 5-FRENCH MULTIPURPOSE CATHETER VIA PERCUTANEOUS APPROACH THROUGH LEFT POSTERIOR MIDPOLE RENAL CALIX DOWN TO THE LEFT RENAL PELVIS INTO THE BLADDER.
    i was leaning toward 50393/74480 since it say it was advanced into the bladder. but the dr. is calling it nepho-tube placement which is 50392/74475. which one should i code.

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    Quote Originally Posted by churst21 View Post
    SUCCESSFUL PLACEMENT OF A LEFT 5-FRENCH MULTIPURPOSE CATHETER VIA PERCUTANEOUS APPROACH THROUGH LEFT POSTERIOR MIDPOLE RENAL CALIX DOWN TO THE LEFT RENAL PELVIS INTO THE BLADDER.
    i was leaning toward 50393/74480 since it say it was advanced into the bladder. but the dr. is calling it nepho-tube placement which is 50392/74475. which one should i code.
    You are correct, and 50393/74480 should be higher in reimbursement.

    HTH
    Danny L. Peoples
    CIRCC,CPC

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    thanks

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