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Old 07-08-2008, 08:43 AM
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Question ICD-9 for PEG

Is there an encounter code (V code) for evaluating a patient for placement of PEG (percutaneous gastrostomy tube)?
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Old 07-08-2008, 09:11 AM
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Try V55.1
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Old 07-08-2008, 12:13 PM
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Would Code V55.1 not be "Attention to an already opened gastrostomy??
I am needing a encounter code (if there is one) for evaluating patient for a PEG.......
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Old 07-08-2008, 01:42 PM
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Use v44.1 for the status of a peg tube; refer to the exclusions on v55.1.

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Old 07-08-2008, 02:26 PM
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Would it be appropriate to use the reason for needing the peg tube?
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I would say that V53.59 may be appropriate. I am more inclined to instruct that you simply code the medical condition that is necessitating the need for a possible G-tube placement.
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