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Gastroenterology Coding Alert

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Biopsy Takes First Priority for Multiple Colonoscopy Procedures

Question: Our physician recently performed a colonoscopy with polypectomy and also an EGD with ablation of tumor/polyps. He also took a biopsy of the tumor during the EGD. How should I code this scenario and in what order? When billing for the colonoscopy, can I report a colonoscopy w/ injection for the same polyp? Mississippi Subscriber Answer: For the colonoscopy with polypectomy, [...]



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