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CPT 43200, Under Esophagoscopy

The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code 43200 as maintained by American Medical Association, is a medical procedural code under the range - Esophagoscopy.

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March 01, 2017
CPT 2017 captures the most up to date clinical services for ear, nose, and throat specialists. CPT® 2017 brings several code changes for otorhinolaryngology, a specialty that has seen few, if any, co... [ Read More ]
December 22, 2015
Esophagogastric fundoplasty involves wrapping the upper portion of the stomach (the fundus) around the esophagus to strengthen the valve between the esophagus and stomach, thereby inhibiting acid from... [ Read More ]
September 01, 2015
By Edie Hamilton, CPC, CPC-I Reducing indicator, modifier, and calculation confusion will safeguard reimbursement. The Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) was introduced in 1992 to replace the “r... [ Read More ]
August 29, 2015
By Nancy Clark, CPC, COC, CPB, CPMA, CPC-I Medicare Administrator Contractors (MACs) are now limiting the use of monitored anesthesia care with drugs such as propofol for specified procedures, unless... [ Read More ]
May 01, 2015
Physicians know a lot more about the disease than they used to, but diagnosis remains difficult. By Renee Dustman Stomach pain, diarrhea, nausea, heartburn … these are common symptoms for any number... [ Read More ]
I'm having a hard time settling on a code for this procedure. I&D of infratemporal space abscess via trans oral approach PT had dental extraction of right 2nd and 3rd molars. Later, presented t... [ Read More ]
I see 33224 is replacement of a ventricular lead but i am not able to find anything for a replacement of an atrial lead. Doctor replaced atrial lead for an existing generator (ICD) Is there somewhere ... [ Read More ]
Dr. did a right small finger amputation and a amputation of left ring finger. I ran the code 26951 through claims scrubber and it says this code is only payble with 1 unit. I tried XS modifier and 5... [ Read More ]
Hello All, looking for some insight-- we're having difficulty getting our OB related claims to Medicare paid-- in particular our OB patient had a 59025. Medicare is denying. Is there something I'm m... [ Read More ]
Does anyone have a CMS link on how to properly document the EKG read to support billing 93010 I saw some tips that there needs to be 3 elements documented when billing Medicare but cant find it Than... [ Read More ]
10120 OR 26070? Patient had a hand grinder injury. Since the op note states that the extensor tendone was inspected, I feel like maybe 26070 would be more appropriate than 10120. Any help is much... [ Read More ]
Need clarification on this please. Patient comes in for cataract surgery. We bill 66984 procedure code, C1783 for and V2632 for Lens. Everything I read says not to put the V2632 if we bill 66984 a... [ Read More ]
IF MULTIPLE INJECTIONS ARE GIVEN ON THE SAME DATE OF SERVICE SUCH AS KNEE, HIP, AND SHOULDER) CAN WE BILL THE ADMIN CODE 20610 FOR ALL THREE? ALSO, HOW MUCH WILL MEDICARE REDUCE THE ALLOWABLE PER ADMI... [ Read More ]
If the dx's on an Office Visit dictation includes a pain code along with the other dx's do you code the pain code too? For example: Diagnosis Pain, right shoulder. Right shoulder impingement Arthriti... [ Read More ]
Does anyone know if specific start/stop times have to be documented in the note to be billable for psychotherapy? I know that they must be documented when billing psychotherapy and an E/M, but would &... [ Read More ]