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Clear Confusion Over Reporting Different EGD Procedures by Different Clinicians

Question: Our pediatric gastroenterologist scheduled a patient for an EGD, coordinating with one of our adult GI’s doc’s to do an EUS during the same session. The pediatric GI does an EGD with biopsy (43239). Our other GI doctor does the EUS to look specifically at the ampulla and biliary system, after the first doctor is finished (43259). So we have [...]