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Correctly Report Ureteral Stump Biopsy

Question: I am coding for biopsy of a ureteral stump that seems to have grown into the bladder lumen. I don’t see this as a bladder biopsy since the biopsy was only taken from within the ureter. Would code 52354 be appropriate? Mississippi Subscriber Answer: Yes, code 52354 (Cystourethroscopy, with ureteroscopy and/or pyeloscopy; with biopsy and/or fulguration of ureteral or [...]

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