AHA Coding Clinic® for HCPCS - 2004 Issue 3; FOR your INFORMATION

New technology APC assignment for the treatment of fecal incontinence

HCPCS code C9716, Creation of thermal anal lesions by radiofrequency energy, is reported for the treatment of fecal incontinence. This procedure involves the application of radiofrequency energy to the internal sphincter complex of the anus. Effective July 1, 2004, this service was assigned to new technology APC 1519. HCPCS code C9716 is assigned to payment status indicator “S”. ...

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