procedure code 46221

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Ouch!

:eek: Technically, yes you could bill 46221 more than once on the same day if done during different sessions/encounters. But why subject the poor patient to that?

Maryann Palmeter, CPC: eek:
 

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Even though the CPT description states "Hemorrhoidectomy" which implies just one - the CPT Assistant has this to say regarding 46221:

CPT Assistant October 1997 Volume 7 Issue 10
"Code 46221, should be reported only once regardless of how many hemorrhoids are ligated. Timing is a major advantage in rubber ring ligation. The patient does not have to return at fixed intervals for further ligation. The patient can choose to return at a later date to address other areas. Each session of rubber band ligation, regardless of the number of hemorrhoids, is coded once."


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flex sig w/ hemorrhoidectomy 46221

can I bill the flex sig w/ 46221 or is that considered the approch to do the banding?
 

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CPT 45330 can be billed if it is used for diagnostic reasons not to assit in performing 46221. In that case it would be included in 46221.
 
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