Billing an Endoscope Post Colectomy

Billing an Endoscope Post Colectomy

November 29, 2018

Question:
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?

Answer:
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.

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