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    Since 46935 has been deleted for a couple of years, now when I have this surgery, the code I used was the unlisted 46999. I do not find a code for ablation of an external hemorrhoid by electrocautery.
    Can anyone help with this?? I have been denied for unlisted code.

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    Please post op report and if known, was there an underlying condition to the hemorroids?

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    Quote Originally Posted by donna3679 View Post
    Since 46935 has been deleted for a couple of years, now when I have this surgery, the code I used was the unlisted 46999. I do not find a code for ablation of an external hemorrhoid by electrocautery.
    Can anyone help with this?? I have been denied for unlisted code.
    You could use the 46083 code even though the procedure is ablation instead of incision, or use the 46930 with a 52 modifier since the procedure is external instead of internal? If unlisted is not working then I would go with the code that most closely describes the procedure.
    Arlene J. Smith, CPC, CPMA, CEMC, COBGC

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