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Coding for Pouchoscopy and Ureteral Stent Removal

Question: What is the best way to code for pouchoscopy with removal of a right ureteral stent?
New Jersey Subscriber Answer: There are two possible ways to code for this clinical scenario. Method 1: Submit CPT® code 44385 (Endoscopic evaluation of small intestinal pouch [e.g., Kock pouch, ileal reservoir {S or J}]; diagnostic, including collection of specimen[s] by brushing or washing, [...]

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