AMA CPT® Assistant - 2011 Issue 8 (August)

Surgery: Digestive System (Q&A) (August 2011)

August 2011 page 9a Surgery: Digestive System Question: Is it appropriate to report CPT code 46600, Anoscopy; diagnostic, with or without collection of specimen(s) by brushing or washing (separate procedure), when a colonoscopy is performed during the same day or same session? Answer: No. Anoscopy is included and not separately reported if a colonoscopy is performed during the same day or same session. Question: Our transplant surgeons sometimes place a T-tube or an internal biliary stent at the time of a liver transplant. The T-tube is placed across the biliary anastomosis and is then externalized through the anterior abdominal...

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