AMA CPT® Assistant - 1999 Issue 2 (February)
Surgery Digestive System, 45380, 45384, 43239, 43250 (Q&A) (February 1999)
February 1999 page 11-end Coding Consultation Surgery Digestive System, 45380, 45384, 43239, 43250 (Q&A) Question If a colonoscopy with biopsy is performed (45380), and the same lesion is subsequently removed during the same operative session by hot biopsy forceps (45384), is it appropriate to report both codes (45380 and 45384) to describe this service? Please address this same scenario related to EGD with biopsy (43239) with subsequent removal of the same lesion during the same operative session by hot biopsy forceps (43250). AMA Comment From a CPT coding perspective, if the same lesion is biopsied, and subsequently removed...
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