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Gastroenterology Coding Alert

CPT® 2013 Update:

Sneak Peek: Capture Fecal Bacteriotherapy Using New Code in 2013

Get ready for new changes to evaluation and management codes, too. The CPT® Editorial Committee has already started making preparations for the coming year by issuing the list of proposals for the year 2013, including approval for a new code for fecal bacteriotherapy. Reminder: Although the editorial committee has posted these changes, it is not essential that all these changes will be taken forward in CPT® 2013. As the editorial notes indicate, \"Codes are not assigned, nor exact wording finalized, until just prior to publication.\" Don't Reach Out For Unlisted Code For Fecal Bacteriotherapy in 2013 Your gastroenterologist might be resorting to performing a new procedure called fecal bacteriotherapy (also known by other names such as stool transplant, fecal transplant, fecal microbiota transplant, and human probiotic infusion) to combat virulent strains of Clostridium difficile infections not responding to antibiotics or other forms of treatment. In this procedure, your gastroenterologist will [...]

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