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    I'm assuming you mean CPT code.

    A colonoscopy with a biopsy of the terminal ileum would be 45380.

    However, if you're looking for the ICD-9-CM Procedural code 45380 crosswalks to:

    45.25 Closed (endoscopic) biopsy of large intestine.
    Last edited by coderguy1939; 12-16-2009 at 09:31 AM.

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    A colonoscopy often includes a biopsy of the terminal ileum which doesn't effect the procedure code you would select. I don't have any official guidelines to refer you to, but I think the same is true for the ICD-9 Procedural code. So it's just my opinion, but I think you're safe with 45.25.

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