Question:  A 60-year-old female patient presents to the outpatient surgery area for a screening colonoscopy. She has no signs or symptoms, nor any personal or family history of polyps or colorectal cancer.

The surgeon inserts a flexible colonoscope into the rectum and advances it through the colon to the cecum. Two polyps are identified. A wire snare loop is slipped around each polyp and the loop is heated to shave off and cauterize the polyps. The mucosal surfaces are observed and no other abnormalities are found. The colonoscope is then removed.  

This is a non-Medicare patient. Assign the correct CPT code(s) and ICD-10-CM code(s).

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