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Compare Renal Hilar Skeletonization to 64722

Question: The urologist performed what she documented as “laparoscopic right renal hilar skeletonization.” This is a new procedure for me; what is the best code for it? Minnesota Subscriber Answer: The current CPT® manual does not include a code appropriate for renal hilar skeletonization. Your best option is to report unlisted code 50549 (Unlisted laparoscopy procedure, renal). Include a cover [...]

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