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    colon with snare for polyp, but polyp was not retrieve.
    is this still a snare with modifier?

    Thanks in advance


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    It is always not necessary for a polyp to be retreived.If Snare has been used code it fully to 45385 only.

    Thank You
    Amit Joshi MSc,CPC,CPC-H

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    Apr 2007
    Palm Beach


    I agree, no modifier is needed for this and you would use 45385.

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    San Antonio, Tx


    Why were no polyps retreived? Were there complications? If no polyps were retreived, then the procedure was not completed. If there were complications you would need to append modifier 53.

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