Egd Foreign body removal

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Physician performs Egd and finds multiple large blood clots in the cardia, gastric fundus and gastric body, he performs aspiration of bloody fluid and clots through the scope. Can this be coded as Egd w/ foreign body removal; 43247?
 

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Physician performs Egd and finds multiple large blood clots in the cardia, gastric fundus and gastric body, he performs aspiration of bloody fluid and clots through the scope. Can this be coded as Egd w/ foreign body removal; 43247?

i would say no. blood is not a foreign body.
 
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