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Endoscopic Exam w/ Suture Ligation of Bleeder

Nicole Posted Mon 07th of March, 2016 11:35:32 AM

The patient had a procedure for ligation of hemorrhoids. The patient is now experiencing passing of blood and some clots.

The doctor performed an Anoscope and found the bleeding. A suture was inserted into the base of the hemorrhoid that was ligated, which controlled the bleeding.

What would be the appropriate code for the suture ligation of bleeder?

I have the CPT code for the Anoscopy: 46600
Would the ligation be the 46945 (even though the hemroidectomy was not done?)

SuperCoder Answered Tue 08th of March, 2016 05:02:01 AM

Hi,

The most appropriate code for the above mentioned condition seems to be 44614. Please check your documentation before billing.

Thanks

Nicole Posted Tue 08th of March, 2016 15:32:16 PM

The CPT suggested 44614 is not a valid code. Can you please confirm the code that was suggested.

SuperCoder Answered Tue 08th of March, 2016 23:16:40 PM

HI,

The correct code is 46614.
I hope this will be helpful.

Thanks.

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