New CPT code changes for 2016 for Nephrostogram


In 2016, we will be having new CPT codes replacing old codes. There are major changes made in 2016 for Nephrostogram procedures. Earlier we have to use minimum two CPT codes but this time we have bundled CPT codes. The new CPT codes will include all the small procedures performed along with them. The old codes, which we used for diagnostic Nephrostogram, will be deleted. Below are the new CPT code changes for 2016 for Nephrostogram.
New CPT code changes for 2016 for Nephrostogram
Deleted code
New CPT code
Description
50394
50430



50431
Injection procedure for antegrade nephrostogram and/or ureterogram, complete diagnostic procedure including imaging guidance (eg, ultrasound and fluoroscopy) and all associated radiological supervision and interpretation; new access
; existing access
50392
74475
50432
Placement of nephrostomy catheter, percutaneous, including diagnostic nephrostogram and/or ureterogram when performed, imaging guidance (eg, ultrasound and/or fluoroscopy) and all associated radiological supervision and interpretation
50393
74480
50433
Placement of nephroureteral catheter, percutaneous, including diagnostic nephrostogram and/or ureterogram when performed, imaging guidance (eg, ultrasound and/or fluoroscopy) and all associated radiological supervision and interpretation, new access

50693
Placement of ureteral stent, percutaneous, including diagnostic nephrostogram and/or ureterogram when performed, imaging guidance (eg, ultrasound and/or fluoroscopy), and all associated radiological supervision and interpretation, pre-existing nephrostomy tract

50694
new access, without separate nephrostomy catheter

50695
new access, with separate nephrostomy catheter
50398
50434
Convert nephrostomy catheter to nephroureteral catheter, percutaneous, including diagnostic nephrostogram and/or ureterogram when performed, imaging guidance (eg, ultrasound and/or fluoroscopy) and all associated radiological supervision and interpretation, via pre-existing nephrostomy tract
50435
Exchange nephrostomy catheter, percutaneous, including diagnostic nephrostogram and/or ureterogram when performed, imaging guidance (eg, ultrasound and/or fluoroscopy) and all associated radiological supervision and interpretation

Procedures included with New CPT codes for 2016

The new CPT codes will include all the ultrasound and/or fluoroscopy guidance performed with new CPT codes for Nephrostogram.
Radiological Supervision and Interpretation are also included with new CPT codes.
The new codes will be very helpful from 2016 since we will be using only one CPT codes instead of multiple procedure codes. So, be prepared of using the new CPT codes from 2016 and update yourself with these new codes.

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