AMA CPT® Assistant - 2007 Issue 12 (December)

Surgery: Urinary System (December 2007)

December 2007 page 7c Coding Communication:Surgery: Urinary System Question: Should a 0.2-cm tumor resection of the bladder performed through cystoscopy be reported with code 52224, Cystourethroscopy, with fulguration (including cryosurgery or laser surgery) or treatment of MINOR (less than 0.5 cm) lesion(s) with or without biopsy, or 52234, Cystourethroscopy, with fulguration (including cryosurgery or laser surgery) and/or resection of; SMALL bladder tumor(s) (0.5 up to 2.0 cm)? Should the resection of a 1.0- cm lesion be reported with code 52224 or 52234? Please explain the difference between lesion and tumor with respect to these...

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