AMA CPT® Assistant - 1997 Issue 6 (June)

Digestive System, 46083 (Q&A) (June 1997)

June 1997 page 10c Coding Consultation Digestive System, 46083 (Q&A) Question My physician incised two hemorrhoids that were thrombosed, and we reported this with code 46083, Incision of thrombosed hemorrhoid, external. Could I report this code twice, since he incised two hemorrhoids? AMA Comment Yes. Because code 46083 contains the words "incision" and "hemorrhoid," which are singular, you should report this code two times, once for each hemorrhoid. Digestive System, 46083 (Q&A). CPT® Assistant. 1997; June 1997 page 10c ...

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