AMA CPT® Assistant - 1998 Issue 3 (March)

Urinary System, 52647, 52648 (Q&A) (March 1998)

March 1998 page 10c Coding Consultation Urinary System, 52647, 52648 (Q&A) Question If the operative report indicates that noncontact laser coagulation of the prostate was performed, followed by a small amount of vaporization of the prostatic tissue, would it be appropriate to report both 52647, noncontact laser coagulation of prostate, and 52648, contact laser vaporization of prostate, to describe the procedure performed? AMA Comment CPT code 52647 is intended to be used for all procedures that primarily heat the prostate and require sloughing for the treatment to be complete. This code should be used even if an incision...

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