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Old 03-03-2008, 04:49 PM
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op report reads flat lesion at 70 cm ,bx'ed and lasered with apc. Would you use 45382 or 45383?
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Old 03-03-2008, 07:33 PM
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I would use 45383. I have a note in my CPT book (from my PMCC instructor) that states for APC (Argon Plasma Coagulation) use CPT code 45383. Hope this helps.
Christina Lee Wagner, CPC, CPC-H
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Old 03-03-2008, 10:17 PM
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I use 45383. APC usually stands for Argon Plasma Coagulation. If unsure of the meaning of APC, ask your physician for clarification. I keep a 'cheat sheet' of all my doctors abbrevations and what they mean.
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