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Multiple foley's on the same day

Teresa Posted Thu 02nd of April, 2015 10:54:51 AM

Our doc consulted on a patient in the hospital...on the same day of the consult he placed a coude-tip foley cath...for hematuria. later that same day he patient still had blood in his urine so the doc decided to place a 3-way foley for continually irrigation. He was again called to the patient's room where then again removed the 3-way foley and inserted a new 3-way foley, removed it along with some clots in the tubing and then inserted another 3-way foley... could I get coding advice please

SuperCoder Answered Fri 03rd of April, 2015 01:34:41 AM

The Medically Unlikely Edit (MUE) of Foley catheter placement is 2 and Global Period (days) is 0. So, you can bill maximum 2 units of Foley catheter insertion CPT code 51702 - 51703.

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