Surgery – Digestive System

Coding for Screening Colonoscopy and Polyp Removal
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Coding for Screening Colonoscopy and Polyp Removal

Learn the definition of a screening colonoscopy and instructions for coding for a screening colonoscopy and polyp removal in CPT and ICD-10-CM. You will also learn the appropriate use of modifier 33 and how it is applied in the following coding example.   Question:  A 60-year-old female patient presents to the outpatient surgery area for a…

Loosening Up the Belt With CPT Coding of Laparoscopic Gastric Banding
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Loosening Up the Belt With CPT Coding of Laparoscopic Gastric Banding

When all else fails and the weight doesn’t come off, a patient may choose to have a procedure done to limit the amount of food the stomach can hold. This coding exercise involves the coding of laparoscopic gastric banding procedures. See if you can assign the correct CPT code and then check it against the…