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Urology Coding Alert

You Be the Coder:
Reporting an Uncomplicated Foley Switch

Question: Would 51702 be appropriate to use for an uncomplicated exchange of a Foley catheter into an ACE stoma? Or would 51703 be more appropriate since the procedure is through “altered anatomy”? I am not sure whether “altered anatomy” applies to the stoma. Nebraska Subscriber Answer: In the situation you describe, a stoma would not be considered “altered anatomy.” The [...]

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