PEG tube removal - certain CPT code

csampson3379

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Peg Tube Removal

Per CPT Assistant--There are no CPT codes to report the non-incisional removal of PEG tubes. You would report the PEG tube removal with the appropriate E&M code for that visit. you can use 43760 with dx V55.1 if the doctor removed it then placed another one
Non incisional PEG removal is reported via E/M
If removed endoscopically 43247
If incisional 43500 may be appropriate

Hope this helps
 

vdyer

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Cori, thanks so much for your reply. This is how we have always billed it in the past, however, we have had some challenges with not billing for just a simple removal of the peg. Thanks very much for your input.
 

acf7575

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Peg Tube Removal

Per CPT Assistant--There are no CPT codes to report the non-incisional removal of PEG tubes. You would report the PEG tube removal with the appropriate E&M code for that visit. you can use 43760 with dx V55.1 if the doctor removed it then placed another one
Non incisional PEG removal is reported via E/M
If removed endoscopically 43247
If incisional 43500 may be appropriate

Hope this helps
I know this is older, but do you have the exact CPT Assistant Reference Article? I have been searching and have not been able to locate it.
Thanks!
 
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