AMA CPT® Assistant - 2007 Issue 3 (March)

Surgery: Urinary System (March 2007)

March 2007 page 10 Coding Communication:Surgery: Urinary System Question Is it appropriate to report codes 50951-50961 when an endoscopic procedure is performed via an ileal loop? Specifically, how do you report an endoscopic lithotripsy with basket extraction of stones performed via an ileal loop? AMA Comment The appropriate code to report for stone removal in an ileal loop or pouch is code 50961, Ureteral endoscopy through established ureterostomy, with or without irrigation, instillation, or ureteropyelography, exclusive of radiologic service; with removal of foreign body or calculus. Surgery: Urinary System (March 2007). CPT® Assistant. 2007; March 2007 page 10 ...

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