AMA CPT® Assistant - 2001 Issue 8 (August)

Surgery Urinary System (August 2001)

August 2001 page 10a Coding Consultation Urinary System, Surgery, 50590 (Q&A) Question Does CPT code 50590, Lithotripsy, extracorporeal shock wave, include extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy when performed on both kidneys? AMA Comment Code 50590 is a unilateral code. Therefore, if extracorporeal shockwave lithrotripsy is performed on both kidneys at the same session, then modifier -50, Bilateral Procedure, should be appended. Urinary System, Surgery, 50590 (Q&A). CPT® Assistant. 2001; August 2001 page 10a ...

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