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    Could someone tell me how to code a post polypectomy bleeding? The doctors in the office have used 45382, which is not being covered, I believe due to the fact that is is a result of a previous session. Does anyone know what CPT & ICD 9 code would be used?

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    Lincoln, NE


    I agree with 45382-78 Dx: 998.11
    If pt is returning to the operating room/procedure room for control postoperative hemorrhage this is separately billable. You will need to add the -78 modifier on the return service procedure code. Without this modifier it would deny inclusive/global.

    Julie, CPC

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