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    One of our physicians performed an Inflatable Penile Prosthesis in the hospital and he is asking me about a code for "Modeling" (reshaping for Pyeronies). I have never heard of this and can not locate anything for coding on this. I reviewed the OP notes and it just says "Intraoperative modeling was then carried out with central deflection of the phallus carefully for a period of 2 minutes."

    Can anyone give me some insight to this?

    Thanks,
    Valarie

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    Quote Originally Posted by vnorman View Post
    One of our physicians performed an Inflatable Penile Prosthesis in the hospital and he is asking me about a code for "Modeling" (reshaping for Pyeronies). I have never heard of this and can not locate anything for coding on this. I reviewed the OP notes and it just says "Intraoperative modeling was then carried out with central deflection of the phallus carefully for a period of 2 minutes."

    Can anyone give me some insight to this?

    Thanks,
    Valarie
    Hi Valerie-
    Sounds to me like that would just be part of the actual prothesis insertion procedure-checking to make sure it "looks OK" before finishing. At least that's what modeling means to me, but I could be wrong. But I am not aware of a seperate code for this, so I am leaning towards it's just part of the surgery in general.
    Kristina McNary, CPC, CANPC

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    Kristina,

    Thanks, I was thinking the same thing but wanted to make sure I did not miss something.

    Thanks,
    Valarie Norman, CPC

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    There is 54360 Plastic operation on penis to correct angulation, which I have heard referred to as "modeling". I always make sure to clarify that this is a SURGICAL operation for Peyronies. Just sharply bending the penis against the curve and holding would be "manipulation" and would be part of the implant procedure.

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