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Look Closely at the Final Path Report Before Coding a Polypectomy

Question: Should we wait for the final pathology report before coding a polypectomy? Virginia Subscriber Answer: In the past the answer might have gone either way but going forward the answer is probably  yes. It is always better to wait for the final path report to see if polyp is benign or malignant certainly before determining the need for other treatment and [...]