AMA CPT® Assistant - 2000 Issue 5 (May)

Urologic Laparoscopy (May 2000)

May 2000 pages 4-7 Coding Communication Urologic Laparoscopy Many endoscopic procedure codes have been added to several systems of CPT over the years, as well as codes for endoscopically-assisted procedures. For CPT 2000, nine new codes have been added to describe various urologic laparoscopy procedures, since the existing codes did not accurately describe the technical and minimally invasive nature of the procedures. Urinary System, Kidney, Laparoscopy A laparoscopy heading, explanatory notes, and six new codes have been added to create a new subsection related to kidney procedures. 50541Laparoscopy, surgical; ablation of renal cysts 50544Laparoscopy, surgical; pyeloplasty 50546Laparoscopy, surgical; nephrectomy...

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