AMA CPT® Assistant - 2008 Issue 10 (October)

Esophagoscopy, Esophagogastroduodenscopy (October 2008)

October 2008 pages 6-7 Coding Clarification:Esophagoscopy, Esophagogastroduodenscopy Esophagoscopy CPT codes 43200-43232 represent esophagoscopy, an endoscopic procedure limited to study of the esophagus. The codes in this series should be used for reporting an endoscopic procedure of the esophagus that does not extend into the stomach. The parent code in the 43200-43232 series is 43200, Esophagoscopy, rigid or flexible; diagnostic, with or without collection of specimen(s) by brushing or washing (separate procedure). A separate procedure designation indicates that this diagnostic esophagoscopy is performed alone for a specific purpose(s) and is not immediately followed by or is performed with a surgical...

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