Since your provider states he is using the cold biopsy forceps, I would use 45380. 45383 states "not amenable to removal by hot biopsy forcepts, bipolar cautery or snare"......so does that mean we cannot use this code for your situation? Good question.
I looked up the definition of ablation: The removal of abnormal tissue growths by surgery.
So ablation with cold biopsy forcepts seems to fit your situation, because the code description does not exclude the cold biopsy forceps.
However, if he wouldn't have used the term ablation and stated polyp removed by cold biopsy forcepts we would use 45380.
I'd like to hear others thoughts on this as well.
Personally, I would use 45380, though.
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