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NEW TO coding . Guidance is needed

louise Posted Thu 14th of March, 2019 13:00:30 PM
MICROSUSPENSION LARYNGOSCOPY WITH BIOPSY RIGID ESOPHAGOSCOPY coded as 31536 43200
SuperCoder Answered Fri 15th of March, 2019 06:22:31 AM

Hello Louise,

Thank you for your question.

 

The appropriate code for Microsuspension laryngoscopy with biopsy will be CPT® code 31536 (Laryngoscopy, direct, operative, with biopsy; with operating microscope or telescope)

 

Your suggested code 43200 is for Esophagoscopy, Flexible not the Rigid Esophagoscopy.

 

The appropriate code for Esophagoscopy, rigid will be CPT® code 43191- Esophagoscopy, rigid, transoral; diagnostic, including collection of specimen(s) by brushing or washing when performed.

 

Kindly correlate the above code with your detailed procedure performed.

 

Hope that helps.

 

Thanks

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