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Outpatient Facility Coding Alert

Reader Question:
Bundle Catheter Placement into TUIP Code

Question: The surgeon performs a cystoscopy with transurethral incision of the prostate (TUIP) on a patient with benign hypertrophic prostatitis. What CPT® code am I reporting? May I report the catheter placement separately? Indiana Subscriber Answer: During a TUIP procedure, the surgeon will pass a resectoscope into the tip of the penis to the prostate. The surgeon then makes one [...]