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    Default Endoscopic resection of mucosal polyp

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    Can anyone help me with the correct code to use for this procedure description?

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    Quote Originally Posted by skm510@live.com View Post
    can anyone help me with the correct code to use for this procedure description?
    can you give a little more info? What method was used to resect?
    Snare, ablation....

    What part of the colon was the polyp resected?


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    Default Endoscopic resection of mucosal polyp

    The Dr. did not give me too much info. He was referring to a snare removal and described it as going around the outside of the polyp and resecting it from the mucosum. Unfortunately, I don't have a location either... It was more a general question as to if there was a seperate code for a resection such as above other than just a standard snare removal. Somewhere the Dr. has heard there is a code more specific to removal from the mucosum... Any help/pointers is greatly appreciated.

    Thank you,

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    Technically, there is not a specific CPT code for Endoscopic Mucosal Resection (EMR), but I've seen publications recommending the snare code, the submucosal injection code, the unlisted code or an existing code with a 22 modifier. The last two options would require a detailed report for submission with the claim to payers.
    Jenny Berkshire, CPC, CEMC, CGIC

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    Thank you!!! That helps a-lot...

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    Default Updated CPT Code??

    Since this thread is old, I was wondering if there has been a CPT code that has been added since this last discussion was posted?

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    Milwaukee, WI

    Default Mucosal resection

    I am trying to code it now. The MD documented that he attempted snare and it was not successful so he injected with saline and then did a mucosal resection so I cannot find a code either for it. In my report the MD also snared some polyps so I gues that I can only report the snare because here where I code we do not code unlisted procedures.

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