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Gastroenterology Coding Alert

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Show Necessity for Multiple Polyp Removal Codes

Question: Recently, our gastroenterologist removed three polyps during a colonoscopy procedure using a cauterization. In another patient, he had to use a hot forceps for two polyps and an APC for other lesion in the same session. Can I report multiple codes in both these scenarios? New York Subscriber Answer: No. You cannot report multiple codes for the first case where the [...]


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