EGD with PEG removal

anknight77

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I have a dr coding EGD with PEG removal as 43247-EGD with foreign body removal. This is being done with a POS of outpatient hospital. Is this correct?

Thanks in advance for your help!
Amy
 
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I believe tpontillo is talking about the removal of the PEG without an EGD. That is when one would use the E & M code only.

EGD with foreign body removal sounds reasonable to me. Any other thoughts anyone?
 
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It is my understanding that if the Dr. performs an EGD, then does a manual PEG removal, you can only charge for the EGD - 43235. If no EGD was performed, and just a manual PEG removal, you could look at E&M codes.

Bridgette Martin, LPN, CPC, CGIC
 
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