Results 1 to 4 of 4

Need procedure code stat!!!

  1. Default Need procedure code stat!!!
    Medical Coding Books
    CAN SOMEONE TELL ME WHAT IS THE "" CPT CODE FOR " FECAL IMPACTION REMOVAL " IT WAS DONE HERE IN OUR OFFICE AND IT WAS NOT DONE UNDER ANESTHESIA. CPT 45915 IS FOR UNDER ANESTHESIA. I NEEDED STAT!!

    THANK YOU ALL IN ADVANCE
    MSMADDY

  2. #2
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    3,126
    Default
    It's included in the E/M.

    Per CPT Assistant...

    Question: Is it appropriate to report CPT code 45915, Removal of fecal impaction or foreign body (separate procedure) under anesthesia, when conscious sedation is used?


    "CPT code 45915 is intended to be reported for fecal impaction or foreign body removals only when performed under general anesthesia. The CPT code descriptors that include the phrase "requiring anesthesia" or "under anesthesia" indicate that the work involved in that specific procedure requires the use of general anesthesia; therefore, it would not be appropriate to report code 45915 if general anesthesia is not provided. Fecal impaction or foreign body removal performed with other anesthetics is considered inclusive to the appropriate evaluation and management service code."

  3. Smile
    Quote Originally Posted by RebeccaWoodward* View Post
    It's included in the E/M.

    Per CPT Assistant...

    Question: Is it appropriate to report CPT code 45915, Removal of fecal impaction or foreign body (separate procedure) under anesthesia, when conscious sedation is used?


    "CPT code 45915 is intended to be reported for fecal impaction or foreign body removals only when performed under general anesthesia. The CPT code descriptors that include the phrase "requiring anesthesia" or "under anesthesia" indicate that the work involved in that specific procedure requires the use of general anesthesia; therefore, it would not be appropriate to report code 45915 if general anesthesia is not provided. Fecal impaction or foreign body removal performed with other anesthetics is considered inclusive to the appropriate evaluation and management service code."
    I undrestand that I can't use cpt 45915, like I said it was done in our office without anesthesia. So your saying this procedure would be part of office visit. If thats the case, then I'll let my Doctor know. Because she thinks there should be a cpt code and she said that it has been used in the hospital without the anesthesia. So there should be a cpt code.

    Thanks for your response again
    Msmaddy

  4. Default sandra sanjurjo CPC
    what is the cpt code for removal of fecal impaction without anesthesia. the POS is 23

Similar Threads

  1. need code stat
    By LDH CPC CPMA in forum Urology
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-28-2011, 12:40 AM
  2. Need dx code stat
    By MsMaddy in forum Family Practice
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-15-2010, 03:53 PM
  3. Need dx stat !! -need to send authorization
    By MsMaddy in forum Family Practice
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 10-21-2009, 04:40 PM
  4. Need help stat!
    By MsMaddy in forum Family Practice
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 10-09-2009, 10:09 AM
  5. International Travel Dx Code? Stat!
    By moricecrys in forum Family Practice
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 03-03-2009, 08:12 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Enjoying Our Forums?

AAPC forums are a benefit of membership. Joining AAPC grants you unlimited access, allowing you to post questions and participate with our community of over 150,000 professionals.

Join Now Continue Reading Without Full Access

Already a Member?

Login

Close Message

In addition to full participation on AAPC forums, as a member you will be able to:

  • Access to the largest healthcare job database in the world.
  • Join over 150,000 members of the healthcare network in the world.
  • Be a part of an industry leading organization that drives the business side of healthcare.
  • Save anywhere from 10%-50% with exclusive member discounts on courses, books, study materials, and conferences.
  • Access to discounts at hundreds of restaurants, travel destinations, retail stores, and service providers. AAPC members also have opportunities to save on heath, life, and liability insurance.
  • Become a member of a local chapter and attend regular meetings.