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12 Statistics on Physician & ASC Reimbursement for Polypectomy Procedures

Gastroenterology and Endoscopy
Written by Carrie Pallardy |

Here are 12 statistics on ambulatory surgery center and physician Medicare payments for gastroenterology/endoscopy procedures involving polypectomy, according to Boston Scientific's 2014 Coding & Payment Quick Reference Select Polypectomy Procedures report.

Procedure and CPT Code

Colonoscopy through stroma with removal of tumor(s), polyp(s) or other lesion(s) by hot biopsy forceps or bipolar cautery (44392)

Physician payment in facility: $226
ASC facility payment: $407

Colonoscopy, flexible, proximal to splenic flexure with removal of tumor(s), polyp(s) or other lesion(s) by hot biopsy forceps or bipolar cautery (45384)

Physician payment in facility: $277
ASC facility payment: $407

Sigmoidoscopy, flexible, with removal of tumor(s), polyp(s) or other lesion(s) by hot biopsy forceps or bipolar cautery (45333)

Physician payment in facility: $113
ASC facility payment: $255  

Colonoscopy through stroma with removal of tumor(s), polyp(s) or other lesion(s) by snare technique (44394)

Physician payment in facility: $263
ASC facility payment: $407

Colonoscopy, flexible, proximal to splenic flexure with removal of tumor(s), polyp(s) or other lesion(s) by snare technique (45385)

Physician payment in facility: $315
ASC facility payment: $407

Sigmoidoscopy, flexible, with removal of tumor(s), polyp(s) or other lesion(s) by snare technique (45338)

Physician payment in facility: $145
ASC facility payment: $431

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