EGD before bariatric surgery

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I have an 18 year old patient, with Medicaid, who is going to undergo bariatric surgery, for Obesity (BMI is over 99% growth percentile). The physician has ordered an EGD, for clearance, before the surgery.
Would Z01818 & Obesity w/BMI be a payable, RFV, for the EGD? (Physician performing the EGD has stated, "Screening procedure before bariatric surgery", on the Op Report, for the indication.)
 

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I have an 18 year old patient, with Medicaid, who is going to undergo bariatric surgery, for Obesity (BMI is over 99% growth percentile). The physician has ordered an EGD, for clearance, before the surgery.
Would Z01818 & Obesity w/BMI be a payable, RFV, for the EGD? (Physician performing the EGD has stated, "Screening procedure before bariatric surgery", on the Op Report, for the indication.)


That is how I coded for EGD for pre op bariatric surgery + any abnormal finding from EGD. So far, I don't get a notice from billing department.
 
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