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Urology Coding Alert

CCI 18.2:

53860: Remodel Your Urethral Procedure Coding Thanks to CCI 18.2

Look to the modifier indicator to see if you can ever break the bundles. If your urologist performs transurethral radiofrequency micro-remodeling of the female bladder neck and proximal urethra for stress urinary incontinence or fiducial marker placement with fluoroscopic guidance, you'll want to pay close attention to the latest bundles from the Correct Coding Initiative (CCI). The CCI Edits released version 18.2, effective July 1, 2012, revealing 2,521 new active pairs and 88 code pair deletions, said Frank D. Cohen, MPA, MBB, senior analyst with The Frank Cohen Group, LLC, in his analysis of the changes. Of the over 2,500 new pairings, 122 had a retroactive effective date of January 1, 2012 while the remaining 2399 went into effect on July 1. All of the code bundle deletions were effective June 30. Our experts have poured through the changes and have highlighted the ones that will potentially affect your urology [...]

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