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    I have a patient who had a colonoscopy via stoma. The doctor elected to excise a malignant polyp surgically (electrocautery).

    Would I code it as the 44392? I am not finding anything else that would be appropriate. I have considered the malignant lesion excision codes but that does not seem appropriate either. The procedure was done under MAC.

    Any thought would be greatly appreciated!
    Thanks,
    Michelle Bodisch, CPC

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    I would use the code you have chosen, since he used a cautery instrument to remove the polyp.-Brenda

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