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Gastroenterology Coding Alert

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Visit Revised Codes Before Reporting Lower GI Codes for 2015

Question: Our surgeon performed a colonoscopy through a stoma for a patient with a history of colon cancer. We’ve always submitted 44799 for this service, but this time we got a denial. What code should we use?  Tennessee Subscriber Answer: CPT® 2015 revises 44799 (Unlisted procedure, small intestine) so that the code is only for the small intestine. For an unlisted [...]

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