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Formalin Infusion During Sigmoidoscopy May Justify Prolonged Services Codes

Question: A gastroenterologist in our practice recently treated a patient with a diagnosis of proctitis and continuous rectal bleeding. The gastroenterologist performed a sigmoidoscopy with biopsy during the first encounter. During the second encounter (which took 45 minutes), he infused formalin into the rectum in-office. What CPT® codes would I use to bill for the formalin infusion and sigmoidoscopy? Alabama [...]