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Gastroenterology Coding Alert

You Be the Coder:
Know the Right Codes for Lithotripsy with Stent Removal

Question: The provider performed stone removal using lithotripsy and also removed one stent from the biliary tree. Which codes will be most appropriate to use here? What would be the most appropriate ICD-10 diagnosis code for the removal of the stent? Are Z46.59 and Z96.89 payable as primary code? Please advise. Maine Subscriber Answer: You may report 43265 (Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography [ERCP]; [...]