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Sep 14th, 2015 - lkoolsone 11 

Office visit which led to EGD w/ peg placement, same day

I would like to seek your opinion on a coding issue that hasn't come up for me before. Pt was seen in office for anorexia, wt loss, vomiting, abl pn. It was determined at that office visit that an outpatient EGD needed to be scheduled that day.

Since the decision for surgery was made at the office visit, can I code the E&M with a 25 modifier and code the procedure 43246 also?

Thanks so very much for your anticipated help.

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Sep 14th, 2015 - Odditor 7 

re: Office visit which led to EGD w/ peg placement, same day

Yes, you can.

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Sep 14th, 2015 - lkoolsone 11 

re: Office visit which led to EGD w/ peg placement, same day

Thanks much for your confirmation. Appreciate it!

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Sep 14th, 2015 - Odditor 7 

re: Office visit which led to EGD w/ peg placement, same day

You're welcome!

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Sep 14th, 2015 - LBAROGIANIS 250 

re: Office visit which led to EGD w/ peg placement, same day

MOD 57 is more appropiate

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Sep 14th, 2015 - petunia 195 

re: Office visit which led to EGD w/ peg placement, same day

Since 43246 has 0 global days a 57 modifier would not be appropriate.

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Sep 14th, 2015 - LBAROGIANIS 250 

re: Office visit which led to EGD w/ peg placement, same day

Yes your right! :)

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