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Old 03-03-2010, 04:19 PM
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Question Insertion Of NG feeding tube

The GI doctor performed a EGD in the endoscopy suite and inserted a NG feeding tube. Please advise on cpt code for this procedure. I know the one for the EGD with PEG placement...but need help with this one. Any advice advice would be greatly appreciated.


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Old 03-04-2010, 05:24 AM
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The only code that you are going to us for this is 43246.
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Old 03-04-2010, 06:34 AM
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Exclamation NG tube placement

43246....I thought that was for direct placement of a PEG tube...not sure....look at code 44500....

The more that I look at it I just get confused...will you look at the code too? Tell me what you think? Thanks for your help!

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Old 03-04-2010, 07:17 AM
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43246 is for PEG placement. Look at 43752.
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Old 03-04-2010, 07:32 AM
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Lightbulb EGD with NG tube feed placement

Do you think that code 43752 would also be applicable to the EGD???

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Old 03-04-2010, 07:54 AM
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If he performed a diagnostic EGD, removed the scope, and then dropped the NG tube using fluoroscopic guidance you could use a 59 modifier and I would send the note.

43752 requires a physicians skill and fluoroscopic guidance. 44500 is not included in the EGD, but according to the information I have been able to find, the tube is passed into the small bowel.
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Old 06-04-2010, 12:52 PM
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