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    Question colonoscopy w polypectomy using cold forceps

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    Surgeon removed polyps with cold forceps. I am assuming that I cannot use 45384 because that specifically states hot forces or bipolar cautery. Would I be correct in using 45380?

    Thanks for your help.

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    Default colonoscopy w polypectomy using cold forceps

    Yes, colonoscopy with polypectomy using cold forceps should be coded to 45380.
    Thank you
    Shweta CPC

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    I also agree with 45380. I use this code on a daily basis.

    Shaheedah, CPC

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    Thanks for confirming that for me.


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