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Gastroenterology Coding Alert

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Read Your Local Payer Rules Before Reporting Botox Injections for Anal Fissures

Question: We have a new gastroenterologist who recently advised Botox to a patient for treatment of anal fissures and to treat achalasia. Does Medicare reimburse for Botox injections for the treatment of anal fissures? How should I code the scenarios if the physician performs the service? Indiana Subscriber Answer: You will have to refer to your individual payer rules for the [...]