ICD-9 for PEG

wstarnes

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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.......
 

heathermc

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Use v44.1 for the status of a peg tube; refer to the exclusions on v55.1.

Heather CPC, GENSG, PCS
 

cacaffey

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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.
 

bmyers

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So the patient does not have the PEG tube correct? Then you would code the reason for PEG tube example dysphagia. You wouldn't use the V code until after the procedure was done. So none of the V codes would work in this case.
 
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