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Urology Coding Alert

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Keep This Nephrectomy Primer Handy for Your Next Round of Claims

The term “nephrectomy” refers to kidney removal. A nephrectomy might be partial or complete (a simple or radical nephrectomy), and might be completed using open, laparoscopic, or robotic-assisted laparoscopic techniques. It might also arise unexpectedly, when the urologist takes a patient into surgery to perform one procedure but shifts to (or also performs) a nephrectomy because of the clinical circumstances. [...]

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