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Electrocautery of pericatheter granulation tissue

Date: Jun 25, 2021


Our IR physician performed electrocautery to remove pericatheter granulation tissue around a cholecystotomy tube. Code 17250 is for chemical cauterization only. The electrocautery codes I'm finding are for lesions. Any advice what code to use in this instance? 

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