Test Your Coding Guidelines for ICD-10-CM and CPT Knowledge

Multiple Choice


Which answer is TRUE for coding of Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Colonosocpy?

a. Colonoscopy is the examination of of the entire rectum, sigmoid colon and may include examination of a portion of the descending colon

b. Report flexible sigmoidoscopy (43578-45398) for endoscopic examination during which the endoscope is not advanced beyond the splenic flexure

c. If a therapeutic colonoscopy such as a 45380 is performed and does not reach the cecum or colon-small intestine anastomosis, report the appropriate therapeutic colonoscopy code with modifier 53

d. When bleeding occurs as a result of an endoscopic procedure, control of bleeding is not reported separately during the same operative session


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