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Gastroenterology Coding Alert

You Be the Coder:

Determine EGD Code By Procedure Intent

Question: Our gastroenterologist recently performed an EGD on a Medicare patient that was already bleeding when the doctor did the procedure. During the EGD, two angiodysplastic lesions with bleeding were found. Our clinician achieved coagulation using a bipolar probe. So can I code for Medicare, 43255-59 and 43258? Illinois Subscriber Answer: You will have to base your reporting for the [...]