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Urology CPT 2010: 3 New Codes, 2 Deletions Change Your Urodynamics Coding

Posted on 22. Nov, 2009 by in Hot Coding Topics

Urodynamics income will go down by half, experts calculate.

You will have three new urodynamics codes to learn starting Jan. 1. CPT 2010 adds the following codes:

• 51727 — Complex cystometrogram (ie, calibrated electronic equipment); with urethral pressure profile studies (ie, urethral closure pressure profile), any technique

• 51728 — … with voiding pressure studies (ie, bladder voiding pressure), any technique

• 51729 — … with voiding pressure studies (ie, bladder voiding pressure) and urethral pressure profile studies (ie, urethral closure pressure profile), any technique.

To make room for these three new codes, the AMA deleted urodynamics codes 51772 (Urethral pressure profile studies) and 51795 (Bladder voiding pressure studies). “To reduce costs and payments, CPT combined several of the urodynamic codes into one of several new codes,” says Michael A. Ferragamo, MD, FACS, clinical assistant professor of urology at the State University of New York in Stony Brook. “So doctors will not be able to bill...

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