Joseph Posted Tue 16th of July, 2013 13:08:29 PM
How would you code a 45334 Barrx Halo and a 45338 when the barrx halo was not done to control bleeding?
SuperCoder Answered Wed 17th of July, 2013 12:09:07 PM
You will not code 45334 from the given description.
You cannot bill 45334 separately if the physician caused the bleeding during the sigmoidoscopy and then had to control it. In that case, you'll only report 45330. Usually bleeding caused by the procedure will occur as part of a therapeutic maneuver like polyp removal or biopsy.
Since there is no control of bleeding involved use only 45338.