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    Greater Portland (Maine)

    Default dilation of previously placed biliary stent

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    How would you code dilation of a previously placed biliary stent? The patient has unresectable pancreatic cancer and underwent percutaneous transhepatic cholangiogram with placement of an internal biliary stent a few days prior to the dilation. Would 47555 be appropriate?
    RCBartholomew, CPC-H, CEDC

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    Yes you can goahead with that code 47555

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