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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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    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?


  3. 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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    Las Vegas, NV
    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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    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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    cpt 45390

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