Colonoscopy with tatooing of colonic lesion

lindacoder

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Medicare patient is sent to us after having undergone a colonoscopy by another physician who found a lesion but did not tatoo it at that time. Patient now presents for repeat colonoscopy to tatoo prior to colon resection being done by my physician. Do I just charge a regular colonoscopy or is there something else I should be doing? I was looking at 45381 but didn't know since he's Medicare if I can charge for it. ?? any modifier that I might need too.

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scorrado

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If he truly does a complete colonoscopy and tattooing I would charge the 45381. If it is just a sigmoidoscopy with tattooing then I would use 45335. Hope this helps!
 

russmam

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tatooing during colonoscopy

I would use 45381
Mary Jo Russman, CPC, CGIC
Cleveland Clinic
 
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