4/22/14 – New Cystourethroscopy Code 52356

Question: We are seeking some clarification on “the new CPT 52356” for cystourethroscopy. Would you please provide the correct information for billing?


Answer: CPT 52356 (ASA 00873) should be billed when the service provided is cystourethroscopy, with ureteroscopy and/or pyeloscopy; with lithotripsy including insertion of indwelling ureteral stent (eg, Gibbons or double-J type).


The ASA changed this for 2014, it is similar to previous CPT code 52353 (ASA 00918) but now includes insertion of indwelling stent.


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