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EGD code

Dawna Posted Fri 01st of March, 2013 16:30:55 PM

I am unsure of the CPT code for the following:

The indications are: Patient with central pancreatectomy complicated by anastomotic leak. EGD to evaluate the gastric anastomotic are.

Procedure:
Endoscope was introduced through the mouth, and advanced to the second part of the duodenum
In the stomach, the G-J tube was present with the J tube coiled in the stomach. Duodenum was normal with the tube from pancreatic duct in place. The jejunal limb was grabbed with clip and advanced into the jejunum. (During this process clip got dislodged in the stomach, it was not deployed on any wall.)

What do you thing the CPT code should be? How about dx code?

SuperCoder Answered Mon 04th of March, 2013 19:14:49 PM

I do not see anything being performed here. Simple EGD done to check gastric anastomotic area.

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