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Urology Coding Alert

Reader Question:
Yes, You Can Report Barbotage With Cystoscopy

Question: Would a barbotage urine sample done at the same time as cystoscopy ever be coded separately? The documentation states “a barbotage urine sample was obtained and sent for cytology. The cystoscope was removed.” Washington, D.C., Subscriber Answer: The ““barbotage technique” refers to a method of bladder washing used to obtain the urine sample. You can report codes for both [...]

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