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    Default Hemorrhoidectomy confusion

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    I am a little confused (or my doc is) on the revised codes for internal/external hemorrhoidectomy, 2 or more groups. In CPT on the description it states that an anal column is considered to be an internal hemorrhoid with 3 major areas in the anal canal, right posterior, right anterior and left lateral positions of the anus. Is each of these areas considered a column or are they all lumped together to form one column??

    Thanks in advance for your input.

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    The right posterior, right anterior, and left lateral are seperate columns.

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