Peg Tube Placement (co-surgeons)

mbarker

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Hi -

I was wondering if anyone would be able to help me - we have two gastroenterology doctors and when doing PEG tube placements they both play a role in the placement of the PEG tube - which is not uncommon. My question is the lead doctor who is also doing an upper GI would bill hte 43246 - the one playing the role of the surgeon - would in my opinion bill the 43750. We were instructed in the past to use the 62 modifier in these situations billing the same CPT. It isn't that I can really bill a 43246 for the second doctor as he did not do the endoscopy. If anyone has any experience in this area and can tell me how they bill it - I would love to know.

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cmartin

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I believe that when two docs perform a PEG together, they both have to bill 43246-62; it reads "with directed plcmnt of percutaneous gastrostomy tube".
2nd doc didn't do the scope, 1st doc didn't do the plcmnt, jointly they did both.
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