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Modifier 22 Comes to the Rescue in Complicated Excision Procedures

Question: Our GI was performing a polyp excision recently and he documented the polyp head as firm and ulcerated and oozing on several sites. The physician tried to dislodge the polyp into stomach using multiple attempts and accessories. He used forceps, several snares, biliary stone retrieval balloon inflated to 20 mm, and a standard esophageal dilation balloon inflated to 20 cm [...]