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Outpatient Facility Coding Alert

You Be the Coder:
Here's When You Can Correctly Report 43277 In Addition to 43264

Question: During an ERCP procedure, the surgeon removed three stones. How should we code this case? SuperCoder Subscriber Answer: Given the information you've provided about the procedure, the best code choice is 43264 (Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography [ERCP]; with removal of calculi/debris from biliary/pancreatic duct[s]). ERCP is a procedure that utilizes endoscopy and fluoroscopy to visualize, examine, diagnose, and possibly treat stones, tumors, [...]