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    Question ASC-General surgery

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    Dr. performed an internal hemorrhoidectomy using Ligasure. After researching Ligasure it is some type of thermal energy...so looking at code 46930? Any suggestions?

    Ebony, CPC

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    In the CPT publication CPT Changes An Insider's View - 2009 it talks about the changes to these HEMORRHOID codes. "Code 46930 (Destruction of internal HEMORRHOID(s) by THERMAL energy (eg, infrared coagulation, cautery, radiofrequency)], has been added to report various THERMAL energy destruction procedures for HEMORRHOIDs.

    hope this helps

    exerpt taken from Codecorrect

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    Okay thanks ASC Coder it sure does!


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