tci Outpatient Facility Coding Alert - 2019 Issue 5

CPT® Coding: Break Down the Nuances of This EGD, Colonoscopy Example

Note when the surgery changes from diagnostic scope to surgical endoscopy. When you’re tasked with coding a surgery involving multiple endoscopies, you’ve got to know exactly what elements to consider in order to uncover the correct set of codes. That involves properly evaluating the specimen excisions and factoring in bundling edits. Use the following case as a reference and check out some expert analysis of how to get to the bottom of the correct CPT® and ICD-10-CM code assignments. Appraise the Case The surgeon performed a colonoscopy and an esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) for a patient with severe iron-deficiency...

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