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Urology Coding Alert

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Here’s the Better Choice for Prostatic Urethral Calcification

Question: The patient’s prostate urethra was calcified due to previous radiation therapy. Our urologist performed laser lithotripsy to break up the calcifications. Could we potentially report 52317 or 52214? Or is 52317 only for the bladder? New Jersey Subscriber Answer: When looking at code descriptors, your best choice based on the information you share is 52317 (Litholapaxy: crushing or fragmentation [...]

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