November 29, 2018
I routinely do a sigmoidoscopy (or other endoscopic procedure) to assess the integrity of the anastomosis after a colectomy. Can this be billed with a diagnostic scope code?
No, an endoscopy following a procedure (a “completion” endoscopy) to assess results is also not separately reported.
*This response is based on the best information available as of 11/29/18.