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Gastroenterology Coding Alert

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Report Biopsy with EGD According to Methods Not Sites

Question: The documentation states that the gastroenterologist performed an EGD and placed three hemoclips to control bleeding. He also took a biopsy from the antrum portion of the stomach, as well as from the GE junction near the esophagus for H. pylori. How should I code this procedure? Would I use a modifier on one of them? As the biopsy was [...]



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