AHA Coding Clinic® for HCPCS - 2011 Issue 3; ASK the EDITOR

Upper balloon-assisted enteroscopy with fluoroscopy

A 67 year old patient presents for upper balloon-assisted enteroscopy due to GI bleeding. After the administration of monitored anesthesia care, an endoscope was passed under fluoroscopic guidance. An enteroscope was introduced through the mouth and advanced to the distal jejunum. The upper balloon-assisted enteroscopy was somewhat difficult to perform due to a J-shaped stomach. No significant pathology was found in the portion of the jejunum that was examined and the area was successfully injected with 7 mL of India ink for tattooing. The examination of the esophagus and stomach was normal. How should we report this service?   ...

To read the full article, sign in and subscribe to the AHA Coding Clinic® for HCPCS.

The AHA Coding Clinic for HCPCS includes:

  • The official publication for Level I HCPCS (CPT-4 codes) for hospital providers
  • Also specific Level II HCPCS codes for hospitals, physicians and other health professionals
  • Current newsletters added each quarter
  • Full Archives back to 2001
  • Fully searchable through Find-A-Code's Comprehensive Search
  • Codes mentioned in articles are linked to Code Information pages
  • Code Information page link back to related articles
  • View all the articles associated with any code, right from the code page!
Access to this feature is available in the following products:
  • AHA's Coding Clinic® - HCPCS +Archives

free demo
request yours today
for any budget
sign IN
welcome back!

Thank you for choosing Find-A-Code, please Sign In to remove ads.