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Old 05-07-2010, 08:02 AM
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Default repair of bladder laceration

What CPT code is used for repair of bladder laceration during a hysterectomy?
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Old 05-07-2010, 12:58 PM
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Default How did the laceration happen?

How did the laceration happen?

If the surgeon performing the hysterectomy lacerated the bladder in the course of the surgery I would NOT code for the repair. (You "break" it, you fix it.)

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Old 05-07-2010, 06:52 PM
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Thanks for your input I didn't think it was right of him to try and charge for that.
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Old 05-11-2010, 06:38 PM
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I agree my docs have done this before and we don't charge for it.
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Old 07-24-2011, 09:25 AM
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Default bladder repair

The patient was undergoing a cesarean section for twins. During the course of the procedure, a bladder laceration was notices and urology was consulted. Findings were a laceration on the dome of the bladder.
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Old 09-02-2014, 11:08 AM
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This is the case I am looking at right now. Our urologist was called in to correct a bladder wound made by another surgeon. Can we bill for this since it was our surgery originally? What code would you say to use for robotic bladder repair if so?
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Old 09-02-2014, 11:46 AM
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Ahh, if it's robotic, you'll use an unlisted code because there are no codes for laparoscopic bladder repairs.
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