AMA CPT® Assistant - 2006 Issue 11 (November)

Surgery: Urinary System (November 2006)

November 2006 page 21b Surgery: Urinary System, 52647, 52648 (Q&A) Question What is the difference between codes 52647, Laser coagulation of prostate, including control of postoperative bleeding, complete (vasectomy, meatotomy, cystourethroscopy, urethral calibration and/or dilation, and internal urethrotomy are included if performed), and 52648, Laser vaporization of prostate, including control of postoperative bleeding, complete (vasectomy, meatotomy, cystourethroscopy, urethral calibration and/or dilation, internal urethrotomy and transurethral resection of prostate are included if performed)? AMA Comment From a CPT coding perspective, code 52647 describes noncontact laser coagulation of the prostate. This code is intended to describe laser procedures that primarily...

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