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Thinking i should code this as 50081,50432,50430,52005 and 50695

Nancy Posted Thu 28th of February, 2019 12:51:46 PM
Cystoscopy with left retrograde pyelogram, left ureteral catheter placement, left percutaneous access, left percutaneous nephrostolithotomy, nephrostomy tube placement and ureteral catheter placement.
SuperCoder Answered Fri 01st of March, 2019 07:32:07 AM

Hello Nancy,

Thank you for your question.


As per the provided documentation, kindly find the below response:


  • Cystoscopy with left retrograde pyelogram: CPT® code 52005 and 74420
  • left ureteral catheter placement: CPT® code 52005
  • left percutaneous access: considered inclusive under CPT® code 50432
  • left percutaneous nephrostolithotomy: CPT® code 50080 or 50081 (this code is a stone diameter-based code, select the appropriate code basis your documentation)
  • nephrostomy tube placement and ureteral catheter placement: CPT® code 50432


Note: Kindly relate the above suggested codes with your detailed operative report.


Please feel free to write if you have any question.



Nancy Posted Fri 01st of March, 2019 11:32:22 AM
thank you
SuperCoder Answered Tue 05th of March, 2019 01:31:25 AM

Happy to help you

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