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Urology Coding Alert

Reader Question:
Code for Removal of Duplicate Urethra Depends on Circumstances

Question: Which code should I report for excision of a duplicate urethra? The urologist is doing an epispadias repair along with the excision. I’m looking at 54380 for the epispadias repair, but I’m stuck on the urethra excision. Any suggestions? New Jersey Subscriber Answer: The answer depends on the nature of the “duplicate urethra.” Was this a true duplicate urethra, [...]

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