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    patient had a colonoscopy and two polyps were found in the cecum. With a snare, biopsy was obtained and sent to pathology. Monopolar cautery was performed.

    I am not sure which cpt code to use 45384, 45385, or 45380.

    Any suggestions please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nabernhardt View Post
    patient had a colonoscopy and two polyps were found in the cecum. With a snare, biopsy was obtained and sent to pathology. Monopolar cautery was performed.

    I am not sure which cpt code to use 45384, 45385, or 45380.

    Any suggestions please.
    i am going with 45380 with biopsy, since no polyps have been removed
    45384, 45385 with removal of tumors,
    Txs
    sauka

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