The advice featured in Coding Clinic First Quarter 2001, page 14, instructing coders to assign codes 57.32, Other cystoscopy, and 58.6, Dilation of urethra, for the insertion of a UroLume intraprostatic stent via cystoscopy is not accurate. Code 57.32, Other cystoscopy, should not have been assigned since the surgical approach (cystoscopy) is inherent to the insertion of the intraprostatic stent.
AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-9 - 2011 Issue 1; Correction Notices
UroLume Intraprostatic Stent Insertion via Cystoscopy
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