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Urology Coding Alert


Scour the Documentation to Avoid Losing $720 on PCNL Procedures

Don’t miss additional reportable procedures that bring in deserved reimbursement. When your urologist documents that he performed a percutaneous nephrostolithotomy (PCNL), don’t stop there. If you automatically report 50080 (Percutaneous nephrostolithotomy or pyelostolithotomy, with or without dilation, endoscopy, lithotripsy, stenting, or basket extraction; up to 2 cm) or 50081 (... over 2 cm) and send the claim, you could be [...]

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