Colonoscopy Question

Rebecca Pate

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I need some help please. Dr X performed a "video colonoscopy to cecum with cold biopsy of ascending colon, descending colon, and sigmoid colon". He believes it should be coded as follows:
45380
45380.59
45380.59
due to the three sites. The way I understand it, it should be coded per technique used, so I think it should be coded with just 45380.

Am I correct? Please help me understand this...:confused:
 

Donna T

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You are correct - regardless of how many bx were taken you can only bill the 45380 one time as the description specifically says single or multiple.

Donna T.
 
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