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Billing and Coding: Colon Capsule Endoscopy (CCE)


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Billing and Coding: Colon Capsule Endoscopy (CCE)
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Billing and Coding
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Title XVIII of the Social Security Act, §1833(e) prohibits Medicare payment for any claim which lacks the necessary information to process the claim

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42 CFR §414.50 Physician or other supplier billing for diagnostic tests performed or interpreted by a physician who does not share a practice with the billing physician or other supplier

Article Guidance

Article Text

The information in this article contains billing, coding or other guidelines that complement the Local Coverage Determination (LCD) for Colon Capsule Endoscopy (CCE) L38755.

Coding Guidance

Notice: It is not appropriate to bill Medicare for services that are not covered (as described by the related LCD) as if they are covered. When billing for non-covered services, use the appropriate modifier.

For the purposes of this Article, ICD-10-CM code Z53.8 indicates that the instrument colonoscopy has been attempted and was incomplete and Z53.09 indicates the procedure is contraindicated when a board certified or board eligible gastroenterologist, a surgeon trained in endoscopy, or a physician with equivalent endoscopic training determined from an evaluation of the patient that optical colonoscopy cannot be safely attempted.

Documentation Requirements

    1. All documentation must be maintained in the patient's medical record and made available to the contractor upon request.
    2. Every page of the record must be legible and include appropriate patient identification information (e.g., complete name, dates of service[s]). The documentation must include the legible signature of the physician or non-physician practitioner responsible for and providing the care to the patient.
    3. The submitted medical record must support the use of the selected ICD-10-CM code(s). The submitted CPT/HCPCS code must describe the service performed.

Coding Information


Group 1

(1 Code)
Group 1 Paragraph

Note: Providers are reminded to refer to the long descriptors of the CPT® codes in their CPT® book.

Group 1 Codes

CPT/HCPCS Modifiers


ICD-10-CM Codes that Support Medical Necessity

Group 1

(6 Codes)
Group 1 Paragraph

It is the provider’s responsibility to select codes carried out to the highest level of specificity and selected from the ICD-10-CM code book appropriate to the year in which the service is rendered for the claim(s) submitted.

The following ICD-10-CM codes support medical necessity and provide coverage for CPT/HCPCS code: 91113

Group 1 Codes
K63.5* Polyp of colon
K92.1* Melena
K92.2* Gastrointestinal hemorrhage, unspecified
R19.5* Other fecal abnormalities
Z53.09* Procedure and treatment not carried out because of other contraindication
Z53.8* Procedure and treatment not carried out for other reasons
Group 1 Medical Necessity ICD-10-CM Codes Asterisk Explanation

*Z53.09 or Z53.8 must be reported with either K63.5, K92.1, K92.2 or R19.5

ICD-10-CM Codes that DO NOT Support Medical Necessity

Group 1

Group 1 Paragraph

All those not listed under the ICD-10-CM Codes that Support Medical Necessity section of this article.

Group 1 Codes


ICD-10-PCS Codes


Additional ICD-10 Information


Bill Type Codes

Contractors may specify Bill Types to help providers identify those Bill Types typically used to report this service. Absence of a Bill Type does not guarantee that the article does not apply to that Bill Type. Complete absence of all Bill Types indicates that coverage is not influenced by Bill Type and the article should be assumed to apply equally to all claims.


Revenue Codes

Contractors may specify Revenue Codes to help providers identify those Revenue Codes typically used to report this service. In most instances Revenue Codes are purely advisory. Unless specified in the article, services reported under other Revenue Codes are equally subject to this coverage determination. Complete absence of all Revenue Codes indicates that coverage is not influenced by Revenue Code and the article should be assumed to apply equally to all Revenue Codes.


Other Coding Information


Revision History Information

Revision History DateRevision History NumberRevision History Explanation
01/01/2022 R1

Under CPT/HCPCS Codes Group 1: Codes deleted 0355T and added 91113. Under ICD-10-CM Codes that Support Medical Necessity Group 1: Paragraph revised the last sentence to read “The following ICD-10-CM codes support medical necessity and provide coverage for CPT/HCPCS code: 91113.” This revision is due to the 2022 Annual CPT/HCPCS Code Update and is effective on January 1, 2022.

Associated Documents

Related Local Coverage Documents
L38755 - Colon Capsule Endoscopy (CCE)
Related National Coverage Documents
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