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Spiro Enteroscopy

Tiffany Posted Fri 20th of July, 2012 12:52:15 PM

What is the CPT code for Spiro Enteroscopy

SuperCoder Answered Fri 20th of July, 2012 14:23:21 PM

CPT Assistant answers this question on Spiral/Balloon Enteroscopy.

March 2011 page 10
Surgery: Digestive System
Question: Our physician is performing an antegrade doubleballoon enteroscopy. What is the difference between a retrograde and an antegrade balloon enteroscopy, and is there a different CPT code for each procedure?

Answer: Antegrade enteroscopy (through the mouth) is reported with code 44360, Small intestinal endoscopy, enteroscopy beyond second portion of duodenum, not including ileum; diagnostic, with or without collection of specimen(s) by brushing or washing (separate procedure), if the procedure did not reach the ileum, or code 44376, Small intestinal endoscopy, enteroscopy beyond second portion of duodenum, including ileum; diagnostic, with or without collection of specimen(s) by brushing or washing (separate procedure), if the ileum was visualized.

Antegrade enteroscopy (through the mouth) is reported with code 44360, Small intestinal endoscopy, enteroscopy beyond second portion of duodenum, not including ileum; diagnostic, with or without collection of specimen(s) by brushing or washing (separate procedure), if the procedure did not reach the ileum, or code 44376, Small intestinal endoscopy, enteroscopy beyond second portion of duodenum, including ileum; diagnostic, with or without collection of specimen(s) by brushing or washing (separate procedure), if the ileum was visualized.

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