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Outpatient Facility Coding Alert

Upper GI Update:
Follow These Tips for Successful Reimbursement of Scope Procedures

Pay attention to the documentation when endoscopy crosses the proximal duodenum. You have to walk a fine line when billing for scope procedures, especially when your physician takes the endoscope past beyond the proximal duodenum. Do you report an esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) or a push enteroscopy? Finding the correct answer to this question will save you hours of frustration and lost [...]

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