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    Default esophagogastroduodenscopy with placment of tube

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    can I bill for the EGD 43239 as well as for the tube placement code 43246 also the dx is dysphasia and personal history of tongue cancer so i have billed it as procedure 43246 and dx 727.20 dysphasia and V10.01 for the personal history of the tongue cancer please help me I am pretty new and our senior coder is out on maternity leave so I am all alone and panicking

    thank you

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    Red face

    No you cannot

    43246 includes the egd.

    As far as diagnosis goes you need to look at your local coverage determinations if this is a Medicare claim.

    If it is a commercial carrier then 787.21 dysphagia, v10.01 would be appropriate

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