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Colonoscopy with anal dilation for stricture

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    Question Colonoscopy with anal dilation for stricture
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    The colonoscopy was performed to evaluate the patient's longstanding Crohn's disease. An anal stricture was found and dilation was performed with a balloon dilator. Then the colonoscopy was completed with no other issues and biopsies were collected.

    Would 45380 (Colonoscopy with biopsy), and 45905 (Dilation of anal sphincter under anesthesia other than local) be appropriate? Or would 46604 (Anoscopy, with dilation [eg, balloon, guide wire, bougie]) be the correct choice?

    Having a bit of confusion here. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!!

    Thanks!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by songbird4700 View Post
    the colonoscopy was performed to evaluate the patient's longstanding crohn's disease. An anal stricture was found and dilation was performed with a balloon dilator. Then the colonoscopy was completed with no other issues and biopsies were collected.

    Would 45380 (colonoscopy with biopsy), and 45905 (dilation of anal sphincter under anesthesia other than local) be appropriate? Or would 46604 (anoscopy, with dilation [eg, balloon, guide wire, bougie]) be the correct choice?

    Having a bit of confusion here. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!!

    Thanks!!
    i would bill 45380 and 45386 (they do not bundle)

    caprice --- cpc

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    Thank you!!!

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