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    Dr. did egd with biopsies in the esophagus and in stomach. Can some one tell me if I can bill for the biopsies using the codes as 43202, 43239 done with the same egd?

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    No, 43239 states "single or multiple" biopsies.

    Julie, CPC

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    Thanks, Julie. I thought so too. So, even though it is done in various regions like esophagus and stomach it is still coded only as 43239. Right?

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    Julie, CPC

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