AMA CPT® Assistant - 2008 Issue 8 (August)

Surgery/Digestive System (August 2008)

August 2008 page 12b Surgery: Digestive System, 47552, 47553, 47554, 47555, 47556 (Q&A) Question: Are the biliary endoscopy codes 47552-47556 accurate for describing the endoscopic brushing and clamshell biopsy of the common bile duct, whether performed percutaneously or by an esophagodudenoscopic approach? Answer: No. It would be appropriate to use the biliary endoscopy codes (47552-47556) to describe the percutaneous approach for these services only if they are performed through an existing tract, such as a T-tube or transhepatic catheter. When a service is performed using upper gastrointestinal endoscopy, the correct code to report is code 43260, Endoscopic retrograde...

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