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Does Number of Stones Decide Number of Codes?

Question: We performed stone removal during an endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) and we aren’t sure how to code for removing three stones during the same session. Can you advise? Subscriber Answer: ERCP is a procedure that utilizes endoscopy and fluoroscopy to visualize, examine, and diagnose stones, tumors, or narrowing in the bile or pancreatic ducts. For removal of stones, you’ll report [...]