Patient was admitted to hospital for dysphagia. Dr performed EGD at hospital in the outpatient endo center. Patient has eroded lap band. Dr tried to remove lap band through the egd, but was unsuccessful. Patient was intubated in endo and transferred to the OR. Once in the Or the dr performed a lap band removal, stent placement and J tube. My question is, can I bill for the first egd that was done? Although the band could not be removed, dr was able to go past the second portion of the duodenum. Any suggestions or advice would be appreciated.