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Gastroenterology Coding Alert

Readers Question: Sigmoidoscopy + Hemorrhoidectomy With Ligation Gets a New Address

- Published on Wed, Feb 11, 2015
Question: Our GI was performing a flexible sigmoidoscopy on a patient in our office, and he discovered internal hemorrhoids. The physician decided to remove the hemorrhoids and excised two hemorrhoids using with rubber-band ligation (three rubber bands). Should I code this procedure with 45330 and 46221? Minnesota Subscriber Answer: No. CPT® 2015 has introduced a special code for such an occurrence. You [...]

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