Concept: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (GIE) Procedures
Last Updated: 2022-08-15
Gastrointestinal endoscopy (GIE) procedures are used to investigate the symptoms and signs of gastrointestinal (GI) diseases and responses to treatment. They are also used to aid in the prevention of certain cancers, such as colorectal cancer (CRC) and esophageal cancer. GIE procedures are used to examine both the lower and upper parts of the GI system.
Colonoscopy and sigmoidoscopy are procedures for the lower part of the GI system, while gastroscopy, esophagoscopy and small bowel endoscopy are procedures for the upper part of the GI system. Small bowel endoscopy is a newer procedure (not identified in the medical services data until 2001); other procedures have been in use for much longer periods.
GIE procedures can be identified using tariff codes found in the
Medical Services (Physician Claims) data.
Tariff Codes for GIE and Small Bowel Endoscopy Procedures
There are several tariff codes available in the Medical Services data that were used to identify lower and upper GIE and small bowel endoscopy procedures in
Lix et al.
. They investigated GIE procedure rates for the adult (age 19+) population of Manitoba from fiscal years 1984/85 to 2016/17.
NOTE: A list of these codes can be found on-line in Appendix 3: Appendix Table 3.2 Tariff Codes Used to Identify Study Cohorts of the deliverable.
Lower GIE Procedure Tariff Codes
Tariff Code Description 3185 Intestines (except rectum), colonoscopy 3186 Intestines (except rectum), colonoscopy with biopsy 3187 Intestines (except rectum), colonoscopy with polypectomy 3189 Colonoscopy with polypectomy using electro-cautery device 3320 Rectum, flexible sigmoidoscopy beyond 25 cm to 65 cm, with or without biopsy 3323 Rectum, flexible sigmoidoscopy beyond 25 cm to 65 cm, with or without biopsy, with removal of one polyp
Upper GIE Procedure Tariff Codes
Tariff Code Description 3055 Oesophagus, oesophagoscopy, diagnostic, with biopsy if necessary 3063 Oesophagus, oesophagoscopy, diagnostic, subsequent, i.e. same hospital admission 3057 Oesophagus, oesophagoscopy, therapeutic, with removal of foreign body 3065 Oesophagus, oesophagoscopy, therapeutic, with injection of varices (2000) 3121 Stomach, gastroscopy, diagnostic, with or without biopsy (independent procedure) 3122 Stomach, gastroscopy, with polypectomy 3123 Stomach, gastroscopy, with bronchoscopy or oesophagoscopy, with or without biopsy
Small Bowel Endoscopy Procedure Tariff Codes
Tariff Code Description 3190 Small bowel enteroscopy by mouth using designated enteroscope or colonoscope 3192 Capsule endoscopy-includes the review of imaging of the small bowel and report to the referring physician
The following is a list of links to specific sections and graphs/charts that report the research findings from the on-line GIE Deliverable:
- Colectomy (Large Bowel Resection) Procedures
- Colorectal Cancer (CRC) and Upper Gastrointestinal Cancer
- Complications from a Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (GIE) Procedure
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) - Defining in Administrative Data
- Colectomy (Large Bowel Resection)
- Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (GIE) Procedures
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
- Lix LM, Singh H, Derksen S, Sirski M, McCulloch S. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (GIE) Utilization in Manitoba. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2021. [Report] [Additional Materials] (View)
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