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Urology Coding Alert

CCI 19.1:
Skip 49082-49084 With Radical Prostatectomy, Laparoscopic Nephrectomy, and More

Tip: You can override the new edits with a modifier in certain circumstances.  If your urologist performs abdominal paracentesis or peritoneal lavage, you’ll have trouble reporting 49082-40984 with many laparoscopic and robotic urological surgery codes, thanks to Correct Coding Initiative (CCI) version 19.1. CCI 19.1 took effect on April 1, 2013. Good news: There are not many edits to worry [...]


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