Urology Coding Alert

Procedure Focus: Pay Attention to What Separates Cystostomy From Cystotomy

- Published on Thu, Dec 14, 2017
The ‘s’ makes a difference in the surgeon’s work. In the urology procedure world, several codes can apply to work associated with cystotomy or cystostomy. Be careful to pay attention to that “s” and what the differences between the procedures are. Starting point: CPT® currently includes three codes that mention both procedures: 51020 – Cystotomy or cystostomy; with fulguration and/or [...]

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