AMA CPT® Assistant - 2005 Issue 10 (October)

Surgery: Urinary System (October 2005)

October 2005 page 23c Coding Consultation:Questions and Answers Urinary System, 52260 (Q&A) Question Would it be appropriate to report code 52260, Cystourethroscopy, with dilation of bladder for interstitial cystitis; general or conduction (spinal) anesthesia, for cystoscopy with hydrodilation of the bladder procedure as illustrated in the following operative procedure report? Or would it be more appropriate to report the unlisted code 53899? Operative Procedure: The patient's urethra was calibrated and was found to accept a #26 french sound without difficulty. The 21 french cystoscope was passed into the bladder. The urethra itself exhibited no evidence of strictures or...

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