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    Question Apc

    op report reads flat lesion at 70 cm ,bx'ed and lasered with apc. Would you use 45382 or 45383?

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    Apr 2007


    I would use 45383. I have a note in my CPT book (from my PMCC instructor) that states for APC (Argon Plasma Coagulation) use CPT code 45383. Hope this helps.
    Christina Lee Wagner, CPC, CPC-H

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    I use 45383. APC usually stands for Argon Plasma Coagulation. If unsure of the meaning of APC, ask your physician for clarification. I keep a 'cheat sheet' of all my doctors abbrevations and what they mean.

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