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Urology Coding Alert

Diagnosis Coding:
Avoid the Trap of Assigning N39.0 for Every UTI Diagnosis
Hit: Check whether other anatomic sites are involved. While a urinary tract infection (UT... Read more
Surgical Focus:
Are You Using These 2 Codes for Penile Repair?
Watch for the type of injury — and don't confuse it with exploration. Coding for penile... Read more
Compliance:
Fitness Trackers Might Have More Regulations Coming
Lawmakers are looking at ways to keep HIPAA on pace with technology. Healthcare apps, fit... Read more
Reader Question:
Remember That 50948 Service Includes 50650
Question: We performed a robotic assisted laparoscopic distal left ureterectomy, psoas hit... Read more
Reader Question:
Turn to D49.59 for Pending PSA Results
Question: How should I code an extravesical ureteroneocystostomy the urologist performed l... Read more
Reader Question:
Add Modifier 62 for Case Involving 2 Surgeons
Question: One of our urologists performed a joint case with a general surgeon which involv... Read more
Reader Question:
Turn to D49.59 for Pending PSA Results
Question: What ICD-10 code is correct to indicate the pathology is still pending for a pro... Read more
Reader Question:
Code 13160 Applies to Scrotal Wound Dehiscence
Question: I'm attempting to code a case for closure of a scrotal wound based on this docum... Read more
Reader Question:
Report 52317 for Litholopaxy
Question: I'm looking for help coding for an excision of exposed urethral sling mesh via l... Read more
Reader Question:
Shunt Drainage Points to Best Priapism Code
Question: What are the best surgical codes for priapism? I don't understand how to differe... Read more
Reader Question:
Append Modifier 52 When Full Procedure Isn’t Performed
Question: The patient's Mitrofanoff stoma stenosed near the bladder end of the stoma. Our ... Read more
Reader Question:
Ultrasound Guidance Is Not Separate from Lithotripsy
Question: Is ultrasound guidance and/or fluoroscopy included in the procedure code when my... Read more
You Be the Coder:
Reporting Ureteral Stent Placement Via Ileal Conduit
Question: The urologist placed a ureteral stent via the patient's ileal conduit. He insert... Read more
Procedure Focus:
4 Tips Ensure You’re Correctly Coding Botox Injections for Urinary Dysfunction
Warning: Don't assume the diagnosis is overactive bladder. Urologists sometimes opt for B... Read more
Coding Update:
Prepare Now for Fee Schedule Changes Will Affect Your Practice
Here's the latest on what to expect in 2020. There's a lot to interest urology coders in ... Read more
Practice Management:
Be Wary of PHI Disclosures, or Potentially Pay the Price Later
Don't let incidental info sharing get your practice in hot water. Protecting patients' pe... Read more
Reader Question:
Include Full Documentation for Circumcision in Office
Question: Our urologist performed a circumcision on an infant during an office visit. Sinc... Read more
Reader Question:
Submit Multiple Units of J9030 for Instillation
Question: Can you explain to me how to code a full-vial dose (50 mg) of BCG treatment for ... Read more
Reader Question:
Report Testosterone Pellets Based on Payer Preference
Question: Our office had been using the Testopel pellets (75mg) and billing with S0189. No... Read more
Reader Question:
Check Before Coding Pelvic Exam Separately
Question: The urologist performed cystourethroscopy, removed the scope, and then performed... Read more
Reader Question:
Don’t Be Too Quick to Bill Catheter Supplies
Question: Can we bill for catheters if the patient couldn't be catheterized? The patient w... Read more
Reader Question:
Capture Lysis of Adhesions with Repair With a Single Code
Question: Are lysis of penile adhesions and repair of penile skin bridge the same procedur... Read more
Reader Question:
Skip Billing Xylocaine Jelly as Local Anesthetic
Question: When our urologists perform a trans-urethral destruction of prostate by rad... Read more
You Be the Coder:
Correctly Report Ureteral Stump Biopsy
Question: I am coding for biopsy of a ureteral stump that seems to have grown into the bla... Read more