AMA CPT® Assistant - 2000 Issue 9 (September)

Urinary System (September 2000)

September 2000 page 11 Coding Consultation Urinary System, 52005, 52330, 74420 (Q&A) Question What are the proper CPT codes to report cystoscopy with a retrograde pyelogram and cystoscopy with manipulation and retrograde pyelogram? AMA Comment From a CPT coding perspective, the most appropriate method of reporting a cystoscopy with a retrograde pyelogram (RPG) is with codes 52005, Cystourethroscopy, with ureteral catheterization, with or without irrigation, instillation, or ureteropyelography, exclusive of radiologic service, for the cystoscopy and 74420, Urography, retrograde, with or without KUB, for the radiologic portion of the retrograde pyelography. If the physician is only performing the...

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