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Urology/Fulguration

Cherie Posted Thu 19th of November, 2015 07:27:12 AM

My Dr. did a cold cup biopsy, then he had to do extensive fulguration of areas 2-3 centimeters in about five different locations of the posterior bladder. I would use 52204 and would need which code for the extensive fulguration?

SuperCoder Answered Fri 20th of November, 2015 06:21:23 AM

Hi Cherie,

I would like to suggest you to use CPT 52224 [Cystourethroscopy, with fulguration (including cryosurgery or laser surgery) and/or resection of; MEDIUM bladder tumor(s) (2.0 to 5.0 cm) with or without biopsy] for this scenario.
This code includes both fulguration as well as biopsy.

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