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The mucosal and submucosal tissue of the lips and cheeks are included in the oral cavity.


When a colectomy is performed, a segment of the stomach is resected and an anastomosis is performed between the remaining ends.


The correct code for an intraoperative colonic lavage is 44701.


With the exception of incisional and ventral hernias, the use of mesh or other prosthesis is not separately reported when performing hernia repairs.


For a fine needle aspiration of the salivary gland the, correct code would be 42400.


When coding 44701 it is necessary to add a modifier -51.


Code 45999 is the correct code to report an unlisted laparoscopic procedure of the anus.


If totally unrelated to the condition requiring critical care, code 43752 can be coded with the critical care codes.


A common abbreviation for procedure code 43260 endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography is ERCP.


A gastrostomy tube is placed inside the stomach for:

feeding purposes

When a diagnostic colonoscopy is coded, the code includes:

all of the above

The first step in choosing the correct digestive endoscopic procedure code is to identify the ____ of the procedure.


The procedure used to develop an artificial opening through the abdominal wall is:


What two words are important factors in coding hernia repair?


Examination of the sigmoid colon


Diagnostic laparoscopy


Examination of the entire colon


Examination of the rectum and sigmoid colon


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