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Reporting Ureteral Stent Placement Via Ileal Conduit

Question: The urologist placed a ureteral stent via the patient’s ileal conduit. He inserted the cystoscope into the conduit and advanced the guidewire under fluoroscopic guidance into the right ureteral orifice in the conduit. He finished the procedure by inserting a ureteral stent in the right ureter and removing the cystoscope. What is the best procedure code for this encounter? [...]

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