Cherie Posted Wed 29th of April, 2015 09:47:06 AM
Patient had prior Turp, and if my Dr. took several swipes from both sides of the prostate gland only, is that considered 52630?
SuperCoder Answered Thu 30th of April, 2015 05:46:43 AM
CPT code 52630 is the correct CPT code. Code 52601 represents a ‘once–in–a–lifetime' procedure which you can report only once per patient if the patient has already had a TURP procedure, you cannot use 52601 a second time, and you need to look at the other TURP codes. The prostate gland can only be resected or removed once. If the patient develops obstructive symptoms postoperatively it is considered residual tissue from the prostate, but there isn't an actual gland left to be resected.