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    Default Rectal exam under anesthesia with control of bleeding

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    I can't seem to find a proper CPT code for this. Any suggestions?
    The surgeon used a bivalve, suctioned the old blood from where a hemorrhoid had necrosed and fallen off but the large vessel underneath was continuing to bleed. He then sutured the bleeding site.

    I think I was trying too hard on this one...I used 12001.
    Last edited by tanyaharberts; 08-12-2009 at 01:20 PM. Reason: found my answer

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    I'm interested in your edit. I've always used either the unlisted proc code or EUA with mod 22 in the past. I would love to find the most accurate way to code this. Did you choose this code based on documentation you found on the subject?
    Much Thanks for more input,

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    Thanks for your view! I actually reconsidered this before submitting and agree with the rectal exam under anesthesia (45990). This is what the documentation most accurately describes.

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