AMA CPT® Assistant - 2009 Issue 6 (June)

Surgery/Urinary System (June 2009)

June 2009 page 10d Questions and Answers:Surgery/Urinary System Question: Regarding code 50080, Percutaneous nephrostolithotomy or pyelostolithotomy, with or without dilation, endoscopy, lithotripsy, stenting, or basket extraction; up to 2 cm, does "up to 2 cm" include a stone measuring 2 cm or only up to 2 cm (ie, 1.99 cm)? Is the measurement of one stone or multiple stones making up the diameter of greater than or less than 2 cm? If a stone measures 1.8 mm × 0.8 mm, do you add that together to be greater than 2.0? Answer: Code choice is not...

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