AMA CPT® Assistant - 2001 Issue 9 (September)

Cystourethroscopic Interventions Involving the Urethra and Bladder (September 2001)

September 2001 pages 1-3 Cystourethroscopic Interventions Involving the Urethra and Bladder Cystourethroscopic surgery encompasses a number of interventions performed on the urethra, bladder, ureter, renal pelvis, vesical neck and prostate. Accordingly, CPT 2001 contains a wide range of codes, located in the urinary system section, which describe transurethral interventions. Diagnostic procedures such as bladder biopsy, and therapeutic procedures such as steroid injection into a urethral stricture are accomplished using a transurethral approach. This article will address some areas of concern that may arise when coding transurethral surgery. We will discuss codes 52204-52318 and 52320-52355. Cystourethroscopy Before performance of a...

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