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Urology Coding Alert

Reader Question:
Include Modifier 59 to Capture TURP, Prostate Needle Biopsy, and TRUS

Question: The urologist performed a TRUS and prostatic needle biopsy because of an elevated PSA, and a TURP for LUTS secondary to prostatic enlargement, bladder neck obstruction, and chronic urinary retention. Can we bill for a TURP and a TRUS with a needle biopsy in the same setting? Texas Subscriber Answer: Yes, you can bill for both procedures. For this [...]