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Gastroenterology Coding Alert

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Know How to Code For Snare Removal of Multiple Polyps

Question: Our provider examines the colon and rectum using a colonoscope and performs snare removal of multiple polyps. How do we code for this procedure?
Texas Subscriber Answer: For removal of tumors, polyps, or other lesions by various techniques, you can use codes 45385 (Colonoscopy, flexible; with removal of tumor[s], polyp[s], or other lesion[s] by snare technique). Report this code once [...]