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Master Internal Hemorrhoid Excision With 3 Coding Options

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?

Yeah, we know hemorrhoid coding can be a pain in the … well … you know. Earn more for your hard work by getting your CPC.

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