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    I have a case where endoscope only went to gastric antrum where bx was done. Report does not state the intent was to go to the duodenum/jejunum. There was food in the stomach, however. Would you code this as 43202 or 43239? modifier? Thanks.

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    i would use 43239 with modifier 52 since the entire intended procedure was not performed. He went into the stomach so I would not use the esophagoscopy code.

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