AMA CPT® Assistant - 2009 Issue 12 (December)

Surgery: Urinary System (December 2009)

December 2009 page 12 Bonus Feature:Surgery: Urinary System Question: Can code 77002 be used in conjunction with code 52332, Cystourethroscopy, with insertion of indwelling ureteral stent (eg, Gibbons or double-J type), when the surgeon is placing a guide wire in the ureter for eventual placement of an indwelling ureteral stent? In the code descriptor of code 77002, what does the term "localization device" apply to? Rachel H. Phillips Answer: No. Since fluoroscopy is included with all the cystourethroscopy codes, a separate fluoroscopy code (77002) would not be reported when used in conjunction with cystourethroscopy. Also, code 77002 would not...

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