General Surgery Coding Alert

You Be the Coder:
Remember Multiple-Endoscopy Rule

Question: An endoscopic PEG tube placement procedure required some extra work, and I’m wondering how to code it. The surgeon performed the initial scope balloon dilation at the start of the procedure. But the esophageal tract narrowed, and the surgeon had to dilate it again, this time through blind bougie dilation. Can I code the second dilation separately? Super coder [...]