AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2016 Issue 1; Ask the Editor

Endoscopic Brush Biopsy of Esophagus

A patient with anemia and melena underwent esophagogastro-duodenoscopy (EGD) with brush biopsy. An area of white plaque in the mid-esophagus was brushed to rule out candida. Extraction appears to be the appropriate root operation, and describes the brush biopsy procedure because tissue was not cut out. What is the procedure code assignment for endoscopic brush biopsy of the esophagus?  ...

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