AMA CPT® Assistant - 2009 Issue 4 (April)

Anesthesia (April 2009)

April 2009 page 8 Anesthesia, 52353, 00862, 00918 (Q&A) Question: Please clarify whether anesthesia code 00862, Anesthesia for extraperitoneal procedures in lower abdomen, including urinary tract; renal procedures, including upper one-third of ureter, or donor nephrectomy, is reportable in conjunction with code 52353, Cystourethroscopy, with ureteroscopy and/or pyeloscopy; with lithotripsy (ureteral catheterization is included), when the kidney or upper third of the ureter is involved. Specifically, does the calculus have to be in the kidney or the upper third of the ureter to report code 00862? May code 00862 be reported whenever the cystoscope is passed that high...

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