AMA CPT® Assistant - 2001 Issue 1 (January)

Surgery Urinary System (January 2001)

January 2001 page 13c Coding Consultation Urinary System, Surgery, 52332, 52005 (Q&A) Question Does the explanatory information preceding code 52320 in the "Ureter and Pelvis" section include 52005 reported with 52332? The definition seems to imply that 52005 and 52332 can be reported together with an indwelling stent, yet the CCI edits bundle the codes. Which is correct? AMA Comment As stated in the Ureter and Pelvis guidelines in the CPT book, for the insertion of a self-retaining, indwelling stent performed during a diagnostic or therapeutic intervention(s), use code 52332 in addition to the primary procedure. Therefore, it...

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