AMA CPT® Assistant - 1996 Issue 9 (September)

Endoscopy with Control of Bleeding (September 1996)

September 1996 page 6 Coding Communication Endoscopy with Control of Bleeding There are several endoscopic procedures listed in CPT that deal with the endoscopic control of bleeding (listed below). The codes are intended to be used when treatment is required to control bleeding that occurs spontaneously, or as a result of traumatic injury (noniatrogenic), and not as the result of another operative intervention. Illustration If an endoscopic biopsy is performed in the sigmoid colon, and the excision of the tissue specimen causes bleeding that is controlled endoscopically, this would be reported only with 45331. In this case, it is...

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