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Meatus Resection Coding

Question: My urologist’s operative note states that the physician resected the ureteral meatus and freed a stone. He then washed the stone into bladder and removed it. I cannot find code for the meatal part of this procedure.Should I just charge the 52310 for removal of bladder stone? Alabama Subscriber Answer: If your urologist performed the procedure to open the meatus [...]

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