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Urology Coding Alert

Reader Question:
Submit 50949 for Robotic-assisted Laparoscopic Stricture Repair

Question: The urologist completed a robotic-assisted laparoscopic ureteroileal re-implantation for repair of an ileal ureteral stricture. She listed N13.8 as the associated diagnosis. What CPT® code should I report? Minnesota Subscriber Answer: The current volume of CPT® does not include a specific code for the procedure you describe. Therefore, your best coding option is 50949 (Unlisted laparoscopy procedure, ureter). Benchmark [...]