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    Description of procedure was patient under Anesthesia the motility catheter was placed transnasally and then through the pyriform sinus into the esophagus. With the scope in place in the esophagus the motility catheter was advanced under direct vision through the gastroesophageal junction into the stomach

    What is the correct CPT code for this procedure

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    Atlanta Perimeter


    Depends. Was the catheter left in place for over an hour (often 24 hours) to measure ph (reflux)? Or withdrawn immediately? Was it a manometry/impedance catheter (measuring function), or just the ph catheter?

    catheter based pH is 91034
    impedance is 91038 (if over an hour) 91037 if under an hour
    esophageal manometry is 91010
    Elizabeth Escalante, CPC
    Operations Manager
    Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates

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