Urology Coding Alert

Reader Question:
Be Sure to Meet the Criteria Before Reporting Consult

Question: The gastroenterologist performed a takedown of a patient’s colostomy. She attempted to create space rectally when she felt something odd via the Foley catheter anteriorly. She asked the urologist to examine the patient under anesthesia. Does CPT® include a code for intraoperative examination under anesthesia for male patients? Ohio Subscriber Answer: There are no specific intraoperative consult codes available, [...]

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