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Looking for Code for Tattooing Polyp? Do This

Question: I heard CPT® has a different code for colonoscopies performed through a colostomy bag. I’m at a lost finding a code for the tattooing of a polyp when the procedure was done this way. What should I report? Delaware Subscriber Answer: No specific CPT® code exists for tattooing when the physician performs colonoscopy via stoma. For standard colonoscopy, you would use [...]

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