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Gastroenterology Coding Alert

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Specify the Site of Stricture Before Reporting EGD With Bougie Dilation

Question:  A patient recently visited our office with a complaint of dysphagia. Our GI performed an EGD with bougie dilation for strictures found during the procedure. How should I report the procedure? What is a bougie dilation? Also, there was a biopsy taken during the EGD. Is it correct to bill the biopsy along with the bougie dilation.  South Carolina [...]

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