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    Question Simple vs. Complex Uroflometry

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    My physicians will document that the patient voided 350 mL. Nothing else just that, would this be a complex uroflometry or a simple uroflometry or would I not coded anything?


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    I'm not a very experienced coder, but it seems you need more documentation to code something. Ask you physician, what his diagnosis was.

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    It depends on the type of equipment used. Simple uroflow is done by stop-watch or mechanical uroflowmeter. Complex uroflow is done with calibrated electronic equipment. These are listed in the CPT definition of each code.

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    My physician documents like this when out patients have a PVR (Post Void Residual) Cpt 51798. You have to ask because that's not enough documentation.

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    Klimek is correct, the difference between the two is how it is measured, manually or with electronic equipement.

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