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CPT code for placement of colon motility catheters?

Deborah Posted Fri 11th of January, 2013 15:06:46 PM

All descriptions state:
"After placement of the colon motility catheter in a prior procedure" What is the prior procedure?
Thanks for your help

SuperCoder Answered Tue 15th of January, 2013 20:37:30 PM

91117 -- Colon motility [manometric] study, minimum 6 hours continuous recording [including provocation tests, e.g., meal, intracolonic balloon distension, pharmacologic agents, if performed], with interpretation and report)

Important: CPT 91117 is just for the study itself, not for the same session with catheter placement. The radiologist may place the catheter in a prior procedure and the gastroenterologist may come in and out to supervise the testing and any provocations that are performed. Thus, you should include the provocations in the study and report 91117 only once no matter how many times the testing is done.

Do not report multiple units of 91117 if testing lasts >24 hours.

For gastrointestinal radiological procedures, see 74210-74363)In colonic motility case check the exact documentation what was performed prior eg could be 74270/74280

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