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Use Suitable Modifiers to Separate Two Endoscopic Procedures

Question: Our gastroenterologist recently performed an upper EGD on a patient. During the procedure, he passed the scope into the second part of the duodenum. He found a gastric polyp (211.1) and biopsied it and then performed an endoscopic ultrasound with FNA on a cyst/pseudocyst. I am inclined to bill 43242 with 577.2 then 43239 with 211.1. Can you please advise [...]


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