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Gastroenterology Coding Alert

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Call On Mod 52, 53 for Rescue in Incomplete ERCP Procedures

Question: I’m coding an ERCP, and the doctor made numerous attempts with the catheter tip and with the guidewire -- but these failed. Then he used the standard Hydratome, but over the course of an hour, the physician did not perform a single direct cannulation of either the common bile duct or pancreatic duct, nor did he insert the wire or [...]

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