As far as I know because he was working on the same polyp then no. I have seen that happen where the patient has to have several procedures just to eridicate one very large polyp. I would be more inclined to use the 45385 since he is unsure of whether or not he removed it all and he used both the snare and hot biopsy techniques. Depending on the carrier however you may still be able to bill for the injection(45381) with a 59 modifier but again it depends on the carrier. The 45383 code is for ablation that cant be done by hot biopsy or snare, such as APC. Just my opinion. I hope it helps. Have a great day.
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