NG Tube Placement in the ER without Fluoro

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I am getting conflicting answers:

A patient is seen in the ED and an NG tube was placed without fluoro. Can we bill this, 43752, with a modifier -52?

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No, you can't bill 43752, because that code specifically states physician's skill and fluoroscopic guidance.

Since the NG tube was placed without fluoro in the ED, you would only utilize ICD-9 Px code 96.07

Hope this helps!
 
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