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    Question Cystoscopy with bilateral retrogrades

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    Does anybody code these 52005 x 2 RT,LT or would you just bill the 52005 once. Plus the 74420 for the retrograde.

    Asking for any thoughts. Sheila, CPC

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    Hi Sheila, I have heard this CPT is inherantly bilateral and it is inappropriate to add -50 or 52005 x2 or rt, lf. If your physician did perform the retrograde, definately bill for that service in addition to the catheter.

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    thank you for your help

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