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Urology Coding Alert

Reader Question:
Remember That 52356 Includes the Work of 52351

Question: The surgeon completed cystoscopy and right ureteroscopy with laser lithotripsy and stone basketing with stent placement. Two coders in our office disagree on the correct way to report this service; one says 52356 and the other says 52356 with 52351. What do you recommend? New Hampshire Subscriber Answer: The correct answer is to submit only 52356 (Cystourethroscopy, with ureteroscopy [...]

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