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fluoroscopy - Biphasic esophagram and upper GI series

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    Can we code CPT 76000 along with 74241 for the below procedure????

    Biphasic esophagram and upper GI series :
    Barium was swallowed under fluoroscopic observation. There was no
    abnormality of the swallowing mechanism. The esophagus appeared
    intrinsically and extrinsically normal. There was however
    significant gastro-esophageal reflux into the upper esophagus
    during what is siphon test.
    Stomach revealed no mucosal ulceration or mass. There was normal
    antral peristaltic activity.

    The duodenal bulb filled without ulceration or deformity in the proximal small bowel reveal no significant abnormality.

    Impression
    Significant gastroesophageal reflux into the upper esophagus but
    no other significant abnormality.
    Prabha CPC

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    Quote Originally Posted by prabha View Post
    Can we code CPT 76000 along with 74241 for the below procedure????

    Biphasic esophagram and upper GI series :
    Barium was swallowed under fluoroscopic observation. There was no
    abnormality of the swallowing mechanism. The esophagus appeared
    intrinsically and extrinsically normal. There was however
    significant gastro-esophageal reflux into the upper esophagus
    during what is siphon test.
    Stomach revealed no mucosal ulceration or mass. There was normal
    antral peristaltic activity.

    The duodenal bulb filled without ulceration or deformity in the proximal small bowel reveal no significant abnormality.

    Impression
    Significant gastroesophageal reflux into the upper esophagus but
    no other significant abnormality.
    Use of fluoro is included in radiological examinations that produce images. It should not be separately billed.

    HTH
    Last edited by dpeoples; 12-16-2009 at 11:40 AM. Reason: spelling
    Danny L. Peoples
    CIRCC,CPC

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    Thanks Danny
    Prabha CPC

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