coding polyp removal by cautery

karrot57

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Which would be the appropriate code to use for vaginal polyp removed at its base with cautery & base then cauterized. Provider didn't use a colposcope.

Would it be appropriate to use 57061? Would you append a -52 since the colposcope wasn't used? Or would you use code 17000??
 

carol badger

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Try 57500. The physician inserts a speculum into the vagina to view the cervix. A small cut is made in the cervix and biopsy forceps are used to remove a piece or multiple pieces of tissue, or to completely remove a lesion. Bleeding, usually minimal, may be stopped by electric current (fulguration). This info is from Encoder Pro.

SO SORRY I RE-READ YOUR QUESTION 57500 IS FOR CERVIX AGAIN SORRY
 
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