multiple biopsy removal types during colonoscopy

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Our office is coming across misleading information in regards to multiple biopsies. Say a provider finds 3 polyps in the sigmoid colon. He ablates one, he snares the 2nd, and cold biopsies the 3rd. How would this be billed? I was taught that since they are all in the same area, to code only the snare. Since there is a pathology, code the snare. But do not bill the cold since it was in the same area. Does anyone have a place to find the guidelines as to where this could be found?
Any advice is MUCH appreciated!!
 
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