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    Medical Coding Books
    What are the codes for an exam under anesthesia?

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    Milwaukee WI
    Default What are you examining?
    Might be unlisted. What are you examining?

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

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    Please look over my haste in posting the question as I should have provided more detail with the question. The doctor peformed a digital rectal exam while the patient was under anethesia for a proctosigmoidscopy and I&D of a perirectal abscess. The procedures were done during an inpatient hospital. The doctor did not administer the anesthesia. I do not believe the service is separatly reimbursable but I feel the exam should be recorded. Thank you for your time to assist a new coder!


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    You may use the code 45990
    X Shim, CPC

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    Milwaukee WI
    Default Be sure to check edits
    CPT 45990 is anorectal exam, surgical. Be sure to read the CPT guidelines as to what is included in this code, and check CCI edits for bundled procedures.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

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