10-12-2017, 07:01 AM | Community Wiki

Results 1 to 2 of 2

Coding GERD with Barrett's esophagus

  1. #1
    Default Coding GERD with Barrett's esophagus
    Medical Coding Books
    This seems like a really simple question, but I can't find an answer! When documentation states GERD and Barrett's Esophagus, are they coded separately or does it code to GERD with esophagitis? Thanks for your help!

  2. Default
    I code them separately. Barrett's is not esophagitis. As far as I know, it is possible to have both or to have just esophagitis (no Barrett's) or Barrett's (no esophagitis). Barrett's is an actual change in the cell structure. Esophagitis is inflammation.

Similar Threads

  1. CA/Barrett's
    By rview2003 in forum Gastroenterology
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 11-04-2016, 10:36 AM
  2. Surveillance of Barrett's Esophagus
    By chetubig001 in forum Gastroenterology
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 04-23-2015, 03:38 PM
  3. Barrett's in colon?
    By atipton12 in forum Diagnosis Coding
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 11-19-2013, 12:37 AM
  4. Roux-en-y gastric bypass for GERD
    By ch81059 in forum General Surgery
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 06-14-2013, 08:51 AM
  5. GERD/Dyspepsia
    By francotti@aol.com in forum Diagnosis Coding
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 06-29-2012, 07:41 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Enjoying Our Forums?

AAPC forums are a benefit of membership. Joining AAPC grants you unlimited access, allowing you to post questions and participate with our community of over 150,000 professionals.

Join Now Continue Reading Without Full Access

Already a Member?


Close Message

In addition to full participation on AAPC forums, as a member you will be able to:

  • Access to the largest healthcare job database in the world.
  • Join over 150,000 members of the healthcare network in the world.
  • Be a part of an industry leading organization that drives the business side of healthcare.
  • Save anywhere from 10%-50% with exclusive member discounts on courses, books, study materials, and conferences.
  • Access to discounts at hundreds of restaurants, travel destinations, retail stores, and service providers. AAPC members also have opportunities to save on heath, life, and liability insurance.
  • Become a member of a local chapter and attend regular meetings.