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EGD with biliary drainage

Ramona Posted Thu 13th of June, 2013 15:10:03 PM

The physician performed EGD with biliary Drainage and collection of bile after Kinevc stimulation. I have not been able to find any information on how this should be coded. He also obtained a biopsy in the stomach.

SuperCoder Answered Fri 14th of June, 2013 02:01:11 AM

Biliary Drainage is a gallbladder function test. It is performed by the physician and a certified laboratory technician during the examination. A small tube is inserted into your duodenum (the first part of the small intestine) at the time of your EGD. You are then given an intravenous injection of medication called C.C.K. which stimulates your gallbladder to contract and squirt bile out into the intestine.

The procedure will not be separately coded along with biopsy performed. Use only 43239 for this case.

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