GI Scopes

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According to the gospel of CCI Collection#Related Imaging, Diagnostic and Therapeutic procedures performed at the same time, all diagnostic and therapeutic actions completed during the scope will be coded.

Combine one of the above codes with the deepest area that was reached:

Exceptions:

Capsule Endoscopy

For capsule endoscopy, code:

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I consolidated several mentions of capsule endoscopy here. Some had been edited to be inconsistent so I want to be sure. The old instructions had said to use (I) Digestive System, NOS as CCI 1, the new ones say to use (D) Large Intestine. Imaging by capsule endoscopy includes both the large and small intestine, and as an imaging code it should be combined with an imaging CCI1, so I think the old code was the better one to use. Why was it changed? Ttenbergen

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