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Urology Coding Alert

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When Modifier 58 Is Not Required for Expected Staged Procedures

Question: The surgeon completed an extensive scrotal and left groin debridement for necrotizing fasciitis (the entire scrotum was removed). Twelve days later the physician did a wound debridement and created bilateral testicular thigh pouches. How would I code these procedures, and do I need to include any modifiers?
New Jersey Subscriber Answer: Submit CPT® code 54680 (Transplantation of testis[es] to thigh [...]


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