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Removal of Biliary Stent via Gastroscopy
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A patient comes in to have a biliary stent removed post cholecystectomy. The stent was removed via a gastroscope. What CPT code would be used?
Use 43247. See Coding Clinic for HCPCS, 2nd quarter 2008, page 6:
QUESTION 6 - A 24-year-old patient with sphincter of Oddi dysfunction presents for removal of a biliary stent via an EGD. A videoendoscope is inserted into the oral cavity and multiple biopsies were taken from the proximal stomach. The biliary stent was located in the second portion of the duodenum in the ampulla, where it was removed by snare device. How should this procedure be reported?
ANSWER - Report CPT code 43239, Upper
gastrointestinal endoscopy including esophagus, stomach, and either the duodenum
and/or jejunum as appropriate; with biopsy, single or multiple, for the EGD with
biopsies of the stomach.
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