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EGD with FB removal

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    Question EGD with FB removal
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    I'm coding for an ASC. Patient was seen for follow-up of Reflux esophagitis and resolved dysphagia. During the procedure, in addition to some mild to moderate antral gastritis, a gastrostomy tube bumper was found and removed. No biopsies were taken. My question is, would I code for a diagnostic EGD (43235) or an EGD with FB removal (43247).

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    43247
    LG CPC,CASCC

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    I agree...43247
    Lisa Bledsoe, CPC, CPMA

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    According to NCCI, CPT code 43247 should not be used for the removal of therapeutic devices like PEG tubes and stents. I would use 43235 w/o bx.

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    Thanks for responses...I have looked at the NCCI edits and agree with jgstanley, I'm going for the 43235. I appreciate the feedback!!

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