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    How is everyone coding fulguration of a colon polyp using a hot snare or mono polar cautery? 45384 is for hot biopsy forceps or bipolar cautery so I believe it should be 45383, I would just like some clarification...Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by anknight77 View Post
    How is everyone coding fulguration of a colon polyp using a hot snare or mono polar cautery? 45384 is for hot biopsy forceps or bipolar cautery so I believe it should be 45383, I would just like some clarification...Thanks!
    Since the polyp is not "removed" but destroyed, the 45383 looks like the correct code.
    Arlene J. Smith, CPC, CPMA, CEMC, COBGC

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