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Help with Colonoscopy coding

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    Hi Needing help with the following - Please!
    Colonoscopy to cecum,snare polypectomy of colonic poly o distal desceding colon, cold bx & polypectomy of colonic
    poly of proximal rectum & Bx of rectal mass @ 2cm.

    Also, just very confused as to when to use the 45383 code?

    TIA for any help- Still kind of learning
    Deb, CPC

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    Use 45385 for the snare of polyp of descending colon, 45380-59 for the cold bx polyp removal of rectum. 45380 also applies to the bx of rectal mass but is not coded separately (45380 would only be reported once).
    Coding would be: 45385

    Use 45383 when the polyp is fulgerated/cauterized (destroyed)

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