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Gastroenterology Coding Alert

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Site of Analysis is important in Reporting C-14 Breath Test

Question: Our gastroenterologist recently saw an established patient with prolonged acidity and stomach pain. He ordered a C-14 breath test. We conducted the test and the physician analyzed the test himself. How should I code this visit? What is the purpose of the test? What if we send the sample to a lab? New York Subscriber Answer: You can report the administration [...]

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