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Urology Coding Alert

Reader Question:
Watch Dates and Codes for PCNL Followed by Nephrostomy Catheter

Question:  A patient had a PCNL on 04/03/2019. On 05/03/2019 the patient returned for a right antegrade ureteroscopy with holmium laser lithotripsy and right ureteral stent exchange. The urologist placed a double-lumen catheter by IR directly prior to surgery. Two Amplatz wires were placed under fluoroscopy down to the bladder. The urologist removed the double-lumen catheter and placed the UroMax [...]

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