Posted on 04. Feb, 2009 by in Hot Coding Topics
Don’t fall victim to the 46934 coding pitfall, especially in 2009.
When it comes to choosing a code for the excision of internal hemorrhoids, CPT leaves you with more questions than answers. There is no code specifically for this type of hemorrhoid excision.
You might be tempted to report 46934 (Destruction of hemorrhoids, any method; internal) when your general surgeon excises internal hemorrhoids. However, experts advise against that code. Plus, as of Jan. 1, 46934 is a deleted code. So which code should you report to make sure your surgeon gets paid for this procedure?
CPT Doesn’t Offer a Straight Answer
When you see that your surgeon performed a hemorrhoid procedure, you’ll need to dig into his operative report to find out...
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