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    hOW WOULD i CODE THIS HEMORRHOIDECTOMY......

    CLOSED HEMORRHOIDECTOMY WITH EXCISION OF 3 LARGE EXTERNAL HEMORRHOIDS.
    PT. HAD 3 LARGE HEMORRHOID COMPLEXES
    THE BASE OF THE HEMORRHOID WAS DELIVERED UPWARD AND OUTWARD, THE BASE OF THE RHOID WAS THEN LIGATED WITH A 2-0 CHROMIC STITCH. tHE RHOID WAS REMOVED WITH CAUTERY CURRENT AND BLEEDERS WERE CONTROLED WITH CAUTERY AND THE PREVIOUSLY PLACED STITCH WAS THEN RUN OUT ONTO THE SKIN SURFACE WITH A RUNNING LOCKING STITCH.
    TIA

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    i would bill it as 46250-Hemorrhoidectomy, external, 2 or more columns/groups with dx of 455.5

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    I was confused because of the use of cautery to remove them. Thank you

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