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    Default Billing for anoscopy with a flexible sigmoidoscopy

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    Can both an anoscopy and a flex sig be billed when performed on the same visit?

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    Charlotte, NC


    Per NCCI v15.3, VI-C-12: "Only the more extensive endoscopic procedure may be reported for a patient encounter. For example if a sigmoidoscopy is completed and the physician also performs a colonoscopy during the same patient encounter, only the colonoscopy may be reported."

    Therefore, in your scenario, only the sig would be reimbursable [under most circumstances].


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    Thank you so much. We have surgeons seeing our oncology patients and I am not familiar with these procedures.

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