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procedure for digital fecal disimpaction

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    Can anyone please tell me the CPT that is appropriate for digital fecal disimpaction or is this a part of the E/M?

    Thanks for any help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rhblevins61@yahoo.com View Post
    Can anyone please tell me the CPT that is appropriate for digital fecal disimpaction or is this a part of the E/M?

    Thanks for any help.
    It sounds so much more sophisticated when you put it that way...

    I believe that it's part of the E/M.

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    You're right Brandi..you bundle it into the E&M.

    Doesn't seem right, somehow. I don't know about you, but I'd want extra RVUs for that one!!
    Pam Brooks, MHA, COC, PCS, CPC, AAPC Fellow
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pam Brooks View Post
    You're right Brandi..you bundle it into the E&M.

    Doesn't seem right, somehow. I don't know about you, but I'd want extra RVUs for that one!!
    LOL

    After getting my CPT book, I see that you could use 49515, if anesthesia was used. It's a manipulation procedure, and doesn't appear to require any instruments. Hope that helps!

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    I think she just had a little typo. The code she meant to type is 45915.
    LoDawn Young, CPC
    Trinity Health

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