Maarit Posted Wed 01st of February, 2012 20:41:34 PM
Is it correct to bill for 43264 if the procedure was done, but the surgeon was not sure if the stones came out? Should I wait for pathology? and if no stones or sludge was found, remove 43264? Please see below:
A sphincterotomy was done and balloon sweeps retrieved two large clots, dirty bile with white flecks and some old blood, there could have been a stone enveloped in a clot but it was not clearly apparent.
Maarit Posted Thu 09th of February, 2012 21:30:41 PM
I need help with this claim. Stones were seen in gallbladder during ultrasound, but during ERCP only blood clots were removed. How do you code the above procedure?