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Reader Question:
52310 or 52315 May Not Be Correct for Migrated Stent Removal

Question: My doctor removed a ureteral stent that had migrated using a ureteroscopy (not cystourethroscopy) with basket removal. No stone was involved. Can I use 52352 even though no stone was involved?  Nebraska Subscriber Answer: Based on the information you provide, codes 52310 (Cystourethroscopy, with removal of foreign body, calculus, or ureteral stent from urethra or bladder (separate procedure); simple) and 52315 [...]

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