tci Outpatient Facility Coding Alert - 2019 Issue 4

CPT® Case Studies: Use Op Reports, I.D. Fundamentals of Cystourethroscopy Procedures

Use these three operative reports to drive the point home. Every surgical specialty has its challenges in knowing how to properly and accurately interpret an operative report. When it comes to urology coding, the surgical reports are understandably complex — and without proper knowledge and guidance, you might be left feeling helpless. That’s why we’re here to help break down one of the more common urological surgeries — cystourethroscopies. As you’ll see, it takes a trained eye to differentiate between each type of cystourethroscopy code. Use these sample operative reports to kick-start you on your way...

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