Hi Wondering if I could get some feedback on how to code the following:
Colonoscopy to cecum. Cold biopsy and polypectomy with cold biopsy bites ascending colon. Thanks
I would code 45385 for the snare and 45381-59 for the submucosal injection.Please let me know how you would handle this scenario.....
The sessile polyp was lifted with saline injection and piecemeal resected with hot snare, then APC was applied at 20 watts, 1 L/minute to ablate the rest.
Would you only use the 45385 in this case? The physician has selected the 45385-snare and the 45383-APC.
I'm thinking that it would be appropriate to only bill for the 45385, as they were able to be removed piecemeal, the 45383 is to be used when other techniques aren't able to be used from my understanding....... Please let me know your thoughts on this one. Any help is greatly appreciated.