You Be The Coder: August

August 25, 2015

What would the correct CPT code assignment be for this scenario?

A male patient, 54 years of age, comes in on May 3, 2014 for a scheduled transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP). The patient had an initial TURP back in August 2012 but is still experiencing difficulty voiding.

  • A. 52601
  • B. 52648
  • C. 52630
  • D. 52450



Answer:  C. 52630

Rationale; The patient had a TURP previously done, therefore the code 52630 transurethral resection; residual or regrowth of obstructive prostate tissue including control of post op bleeding, complete would be assigned for the repeat TURP.

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