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    Question Replacing jejunostomy tube

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    I have a patient who came in to our ER after pulling out his J tube. The ER doc replaced it and sent him home. There was no fluoriscopic guidance used, the only imaging was a tubogram afterwards, with contrast, to check placement.

    I can't find a CPT that really covers this. If it was a gastrostomy, I would use 43760, but I don't see the equivalent for a jejunostomy.

    Any ideas?

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    Unfortunately, the only choices are unlisted procedure intestine, or inclusion in an E&M code. I've never understood why there's a code for changing the G-tube, but none for the J-tube.

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