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Clarification needed for using 52356 & 52330 together

Tierni Posted Tue 27th of December, 2016 12:40:13 PM
Please help clarify the coding on this claim: Multiple stones, stone in ureter manipulated into the renal pelvis, then flexible ureteroscopy with stone manipulation of mid and lower pole stones into the upper pole. Laser lithotripsy of stones in the upper pole. Then pyeloscopy, with additional stone in the lower pole, laser lithotripsy in the lower pole. Stent placed with string attached. Codes chosen: 52356, 52330-59, 52330-59, 52330-59, 52356-59, 76000-26, 59. Is this correct? Definitions of these codes are confusing considering Cystoureteroscopy is covered in each.
SuperCoder Answered Wed 28th of December, 2016 07:04:15 AM

Hi, as per documentation, the given codes are correct for the procedure performed. Thank you.

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