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Gastroenterology Coding Alert

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Question: A patient complains of pain in swallowing, acidity and regurgitation at times. Suspecting an esophageal abnormality or tumor, the provider goes on to inspect the patient upper GI tract using a flexible endoscope. Simultaneously he also carries out a high frequency transendoscopic ultrasound exam and fine needle aspiration to collect fluid sample. How do we code this scenario? Can I [...]

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