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PERINEAL URETHROSTOMY

Tammy Posted Fri 20th of March, 2015 13:03:22 PM

HOW WOULD I CODE:
A PERINEAL URETHROSTOMY? I WAS THINING EITHER 53010 OR 53415?
THANKS

SuperCoder Answered Mon 23rd of March, 2015 03:32:28 AM

Report CPT 53010 (Urethrotomy or urethrostomy, external [separate procedure]; perineal urethra, external) for the opening of the urethra, most likely in the perineum, and for the removal of obstructions to urine flow. Although there is not a specific code for the urethrostomy.

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