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
The most appropriate code for the above mentioned condition seems to be 44614. Please check your documentation before billing.
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
The correct code is 46614.
I hope this will be helpful.