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Gastroenterology Coding Alert

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Extent of Scope Insertion Decides EGD Codes

Question: Our GI performed attended to two patients for esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD). The first patient had an esophageal tumor and the gastroenterologist performed the EGD using EUS on the patient’s esophagus only. The second patient had a gastric ulcerating mass. What is the difference in reporting both EGD cases? Missouri Subscriber Answer: In the first case, the gastroenterologist performed the EGD with endoscopic [...]

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