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coding polyp removal by cautery

  1. Default coding polyp removal by cautery
    Clearnace Sale
    Which would be the appropriate code to use for vaginal polyp removed at its base with cautery & base then cauterized. Provider didn't use a colposcope.

    Would it be appropriate to use 57061? Would you append a -52 since the colposcope wasn't used? Or would you use code 17000??

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    Rocket City Coders
    Try 57500. The physician inserts a speculum into the vagina to view the cervix. A small cut is made in the cervix and biopsy forceps are used to remove a piece or multiple pieces of tissue, or to completely remove a lesion. Bleeding, usually minimal, may be stopped by electric current (fulguration). This info is from Encoder Pro.

    Last edited by carol badger; 02-25-2008 at 08:41 PM. Reason: error

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