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Methylene Blue for Bladder Leakage

Suhel Posted Fri 12th of August, 2016 14:50:39 PM
Is there a CPT for bladder leakage checking by injection of methylene blue? Patient came in for CYSTOURETHROSCOPY under anesthesia. Diagnosis was for stress urinary incontinence, frequency and urge incontinence, as well as a periurethral cyst. Operative report reads: "...I then injected methylene blue in to the bladder & filled the bladder. the scope was then removed. Gauze was then placed into the vaginal canal & left in place for 10 minutes. There was no leakage or staining blue of the gauze itself. At this point, the scope was removed & the procedure terminated." Thank you in advance.
SuperCoder Answered Tue 16th of August, 2016 03:07:32 AM

There is no appropriate CPT code for verification of bladder leakage through injection of methylene blue. Please bill unlisted CPT code 53899 (Unlisted procedure urinary system).

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