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    Description: During EGD, the colostomy appliance filled with BRB. The gastroscope was inserted 15-20 cm into the colon. There is an evanescent bleeding site at 5 o'clock position, which was cauterized with multipolar probe.
    would i use 45334 or 44391?


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    I would code 44391 as it is defined as "The endoscope is introduced through the colostomy opening" which matches your description.
    Chelle Johnson, CPC CPMA CDEO CEMC CPCO CPPM AAPC Fellow
    Billing/Coding/Credentialing/Auditing Coordinator

    20+ years experience in Medical Billing and Auditing

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