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Ureteral Dilation

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    Question Ureteral Dilation
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    Please help I have a doctor that did cysto, BRP, ureteroscopy and a ureteral dilation for the dilation there was no stricture and I am having a hard time finding which CPT code to use any suggestions would be great thanks


  2. #2
    Albany, New York
    What post-procedure diagnoses has the provider documented?

    Thank you,
    Karen Maloney, CPC
    Data Quality Specialist

  3. #3
    ureteral obstruction is the dx he used

  4. #4
    Albany, New York
    You can handle this two ways......

    1) Based on the documentation you have, code dx 593.4, with (assuming the approach was transurethral) CPT 52344 and deal with a "possible" Medical Necessity denial OR

    2) Query the doctor for a more specific diagnosis (ie: stricture, hydronephrosis, etc), and verification of the procedure done.

    Karen Maloney, CPC
    Data Quality Specialist

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    thank you very much that helps me out have a great day

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