AMA CPT® Assistant - 2001 Issue 4 (April)

Prostate Procedures (April 2001)

April 2001 pages 4-6 Coding Communication Prostate Procedures Codes in the 52340-52700 series are used to report transurethral procedures of the vesical neck and prostate. Codes are also available to report transurethral destruction of prostatic tissue. In this article, we will review the differences between the various codes used to report prostate procedures. 52601Transurethral electrosurgical resection of prostate, including control of postoperative bleeding, complete (vasectomy, meatotomy, cystourethroscopy, urethral calibration and/or dilation, and internal urethrotomy are included) Code 52601 is used to report procedures commonly referred to as "TURP" or TransUrethral Resection of the Prostate). This code describes prostate resection...

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