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Stone Location Helps Guide Anesthesia Code Selection

Question: How should I code for anesthesia during a cystoure­throscopy with lithotripsy for a diagnosis of kidney or ureteral stones? Louisiana Subscriber Answer: The ASA Crosswalk lists 00918 (Anesthesia for transurethral procedures [including urethrocystoscopy]; with fragmentation, manipulation and/or removal of ureteral calculus) as the primary anesthesia code for procedures 52352-52355 (Cystourethroscopy, with ureteroscopy and/or pyeloscopy ...) but don't make that [...]


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