AMA CPT® Assistant - 2004 Issue 10 (October)

Medicine (October 2004)

October 2004 page 15a Coding Consultation:Questions and Answers Medicine, 91110 (Q&A) Question What is the appropriate CPT code to report for a capsule endoscopy procedure and how are the images viewed by the physician? AMA Comment From a CPT coding perspective, code 91110, Gastrointestinal tract imaging, intraluminal (eg, capsule endoscopy), esophagus through ileum, with physician interpretation and report, has been established for CPT 2004 to identify capsule endoscopy procedures. The addition of this code was necessary as wireless capsule endoscopy requires a fundamentally different approach to examining the gastrointestinal (GI) tract as compared with standard endoscopy procedures. Previous...

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