tci Part B Insider - 2008 Issue 23

READER QUESTION: CPT Accounts for Price of 'Pill Cam' in Procedure Codes

Choose between 91110 and 91111 for appropriate paymentQuestion: What can you tell me about coding for a -gut cam- or a -pill cam-? Must I use an unlisted-procedure code for this service? Answer: You won't have to use an unlisted-procedure code for these services. CPT provides two codes for so-called -pill cams- (essentially, a small camera the patient swallows that provides images for study), de-pending on how extensive a view the physician obtains. If the physician uses a capsule study to image the intraluminal eso-phagus through the ileum (also including the stomach, duodenum and jejunum), you-ll report 91110 (Gastrointestinal...

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