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how will you code a 2 mm polyp in sigmoid colon, removed by forceps? is 45380?

Marva Posted Tue 27th of December, 2011 16:52:28 PM


SuperCoder Answered Tue 27th of December, 2011 19:41:39 PM

45380 (Colonoscopy, flexible, proximal to splenic flexure; with biopsy, single or multiple) uses disposable forceps that take tissue samples during an endoscopy. No electric current passes through them — thus, the term cold. You cannot use these forceps to cauterize bleeding that the forceps may cause. A partial polypectomy is usually a cold biopsy.

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