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seton tightening

Heidi Posted Mon 13th of March, 2017 07:29:08 AM
Im looking for a CPT code for Seton tightening not in the global period
SuperCoder Answered Tue 14th of March, 2017 03:44:52 AM

As per the documentation the appropriate code seems to be 46020. But for appropriate answer please provide some detail of procedure and diagnosis.

Heidi Posted Tue 14th of March, 2017 06:26:22 AM
its already placed just tightening done s oyuo are saying use this code for both?
SuperCoder Answered Wed 15th of March, 2017 09:38:16 AM

Hi,

As per coding guidelines seton tightening is considered to be included in the global period of the major procedure. As per your given scenario, the patient is coming for seton tightening after the global period of the major procedure, hence you can bill the service with an unlisted code i.e. 46999 (Unlisted procedure, anus); as there is no specific code available for seton tightening only.

 

Thankyou

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