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    If a physician performs procedure 45380 (bx). Then after performing the bx he does an ablation 45383 on the same sight. I know you cannot bill both codes due to it being the same sight. Which would be the correct code to bill?
    Last edited by vnorton; 07-02-2010 at 07:48 AM.

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    I would bill the higher paid code, 45383.

    Vickie Mounce, CPC

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    You would report 45383. If he states that he took a biopsy then removed you would only code the removal. The only time you can report both is if it was a completely different site. Hope this helps!

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