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    I have a physician who billed an EGD with hot snare, but he used the hot snare to retrieve a hemoclip left from a previous procedure. So I am trying to decide if the hot snare code is the appropriate code, as this was technically an EGD w/foreign body removal.

    Has anyone had to bill for this before? How did you code this?

    If you haven't billed for it, how would you code this?

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    I'd be inclined to use the fb removal code. The snare code states it is for removal of tumor, polyp or lesion by snare technique.
    Jenny Berkshire, CPC, CEMC, CGIC

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