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Gastroenterology Coding Alert

Upper Endoscopy:
Pick Up an Ethical $400 By Applying the Lessons from This EGD Op Note

Tip: “Sample collection” is different from an actual biopsy. When your gastroenterologist ventures into a patient’s stomach, say when treating gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), chances are she would opt to evaluate the surface of the lower or distal esophagus. This service is known as esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), and mainly involves imaging the upper GI tract consisting of the esophagus, stomach, and [...]


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