Lori Posted Mon 20th of March, 2017 14:00:29 PM
Our provider saw a patient for stent removal. The patient had a stent on the right and one on the left removed " The right stent was grasped with the grasper and removed without difficulty. , The scope was advanced per urethra into the bladder , The left stent was grasped with the grasper and removed without difficulty". Should this be coded as 52310, 52310,59,76? OR 52310 x2?
SuperCoder Answered Tue 21st of March, 2017 02:53:02 AM
MUE (Medicare unlikely edits) of this code is one. Hence it would not be appropriate to bill this code with 2 units. Please append modifier 59 and 76 with CPT code 52310 to suggest distinct procedural service and repeat service by the same physician.