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Diagnosis Code for 52310 Cystoscopy with Ureteral Stent removal

Patricia Posted Wed 14th of October, 2015 06:12:15 AM

When a patient is status post ESWL and returns during the global for a stent removal, we have always used the diagnosis codes for Ureteral or Kidney Calculus to bill for stent removal- even though the stone is no longer present. When I looked this up on the crosswalk neither diagnosis code is listed. From the list it seems the most appropriate Diagnosis would be the new ICD 10 Z46.82 code. Can you tell me which would be more appropriate?

SuperCoder Answered Thu 15th of October, 2015 03:36:56 AM

Thanks for your question.

ICD-10 Z46.6 would be more appropriate code for this scenario.

Patricia Posted Thu 15th of October, 2015 07:00:44 AM

Thank you for your speedy reply!
Z46.6 "fitting and adjustment of urinary device" seems like a perfect match. But it' is not a diagnosis code on the crosswalk for CPT 52310 either.

SuperCoder Answered Fri 16th of October, 2015 06:01:38 AM


This is a site specific ICD-10 code, so you can use this with CPT 52310.

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