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    If a stent is removed from the major papilla & a stent is placed in the common bile duct can I bill 43269 & 43268 or just 43269?

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    Per encoder, you may not use them together. Its one or the other. I would use 43269

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    Thank you!!!

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    NCCI edits list these two codes as mutually exclusive, but allows the modifier to bypass the edit when the stents are in two different locations. I would bill this as 43269, 43268-59.
    Jenny Berkshire, CPC, CEMC, CGIC

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