tci Outpatient Facility Coding Alert - 2018 Issue 6

CPT® Coding: Boost your Colonoscopy/Sigmoidoscopy Coding Skill Set with these Examples

Identify important differences between biopsy and removal via technique. If colonoscopy and sigmoidoscopy coding puzzles you, you’re certainly not alone. The process of breaking down a complex operative report and reaching the correct procedural code can challenge even the most seasoned coders. Take a look at these two examples to help clear the air on two of the most commonly miscoded colonoscopy and sigmoidoscopy clinical scenarios. Know When to Convert from Screening to Removal Example 1: Medicare patient with a family history of familial adenomatous polyposis undergoes a colonoscopy screening procedure. During the procedure, the provider encounters multiple...

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