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Urology Coding Alert

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'Test Yourself' Answers to Nephrectomy Scenarios

Now that you’ve studied the situations on page ___, here’s how you should report each one. Scenario 1 answer:  Bill only for the laparoscopic radical nephrectomy. Submit the following single CPT® code: 50545 (Laparoscopy, surgical; radical nephrectomy [includes removal of Gerota’s fascia and surrounding fatty tissue, removal of regional lymph nodes, and adrenalectomy]). Although the initial procedure was planned to [...]

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