Cystometrogram coding

Code 51725 describes simple cystometrogram (CMG) (e.g., spinal manometer). The physician places a small catheter in the bladder and fills the bladder with liquid. The assessment measures the pressure and capacity of the bladder.

Codes 51726-51729 describe complex cystometrogram (e.g., calibrated electronic equipment). An electronic device is inserted into the bladder to measure urethral pressure (51727) and voiding pressure (51728-51729).

When a device is placed into the abdominal cavity to measure intra-abdominal pressure and flow of the urine as it is expelled, assign Add-on code +51797 intra-abdominal voiding pressure (AP) (rectal, gastric, intraperitoneal) (List separately in addition to code for primary procedure 51728 or 51729)

Simple vs. complex CMG: For a simple CMG, which involves the physician placing a small catheter in the bladder, filling the bladder by gravity, and measuring capacity and storage pressures using a spinal manometer, you’ll report 51725. If the physician performs a complex CMG in which he fills the bladder through a catheter and measures the pressure with calibrated electronic equipment, you’ll report 51726 instead

 

For simple uroflowmetry, the physician observes a patient’s urine flow using a stopwatch to assess the flow and determine the time it takes to empty the bladder. Report 51736 for a simple UFR.

If the physician uses electronic equipment to measure the flow, report 51741.

Simple vs. complex UFR: When the physician observes a patient’s urine flow using a stopwatch to assess the flow, you should report 51736 for a simple UFR. On the other hand, if the physician uses electronic equipment to measure the flow, you’ll submit 51741.

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