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    w/EGD, polyp is removed by cold biopsy forcep, 43239 or 43258?
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    a 43239 is when samples are obtained for biopsy using bite forceps through the endoscope. the 43258 is when a lesion is destroyed using laser therapy, electrocoagulation, or injection of toxic agents. I normally when coding a cold biopsy us 43239.

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    thank you

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