1 153.3 Malignant Neoplasm of Sigmoid Colon
PX CODE DESCRIPTION
1 45.42 Endoscopic polypectomy of large intestine
CPT CODE DESCRIPTION
Although the preop diagnosis is colon polyp, the primary diagnosis is sigmoid cancer as the pathologic finding revealed cancer. In ambulatory surgery coding pathologic finding can be taken as primary diagnosis. Submucocal injection are also sometimes referred as tattoing.
Sometimes patients come for just screening and a polyp may be found and removed during the colonoscopy. In such scenarios, primary diagnosis and secondary diagnosis should be as follows:
V76.51 Screening for malignant neoplasm of colon
211.3/211.4 Polyp of colon