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    Default 45385, 45380 same polyp

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    Hey all,

    My Dr. dictated that the patient had a flat polyp which he removed by snare polypectomy and cold biopsy forceps. Same polyp so I'm guessing I should just code one unless someone thinks differently.



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    yes, same polyp - one technique 45385 / snare

    Penny Vaughn, CPC
    Last edited by plynn; 02-21-2011 at 12:27 PM.

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    yes, I agree use one technique and snare would be it. You want to pick the highest valued code.

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