CPT 52000 is a diagnostic procedure involving the examination of the bladder, urethra, and ureteric openings using a cystourethroscope. This article will cover the description, procedure, qualifying circumstances, usage, documentation requirements, billing guidelines, historical information, similar codes, and examples of CPT 52000.
1. What is CPT 52000?
CPT 52000 is a diagnostic procedure code used to describe cystourethroscopy, which involves the examination of the interior of the bladder, the urethra, and the ureteric openings using a cystourethroscope. This procedure is commonly performed to diagnose and evaluate various conditions related to the urinary tract, such as urinary tract infections, stress incontinence, and bladder cancer treatment follow-up.
2. 52000 CPT code description
The official description of CPT code 52000 is: “Cystourethroscopy (separate procedure)”.
The CPT 52000 procedure involves the following steps:
- The patient is appropriately prepped and anesthetized.
- The provider inserts a cystourethroscope, a thin flexible or rigid tube with a camera on one end, through the urethra into the bladder.
- The provider examines the interior of the bladder, urethra, and ureteric openings for any abnormalities.
- Once the examination is complete, the provider removes the cystourethroscope.
4. Qualifying circumstances
Patients who are eligible to receive CPT 52000 services are those who present with symptoms or conditions that warrant a diagnostic examination of the bladder, urethra, and ureteric openings. These may include, but are not limited to,