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CPT code 45388

Thomas Posted Thu 07th of May, 2015 17:43:01 PM

Did CPT code 45388 replace 45380-59

Thanks - Oklahoma Subscriber

SuperCoder Answered Fri 08th of May, 2015 00:36:32 AM

No CPT code 45388 is for Colonoscopy, flexible; with ablation of tumor(s), polyp(s), or other lesion(s) (includes pre- and post-dilation and guide wire passage, when performed). Where as CPT 45380 is for Colonoscopy, flexible; with biopsy, single or multiple. These codes can be bill together with -59 modifier, if biopsy and ablation were performed on 2 different tumor, polyp or other lesion (s).

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