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Unclogging Nasogastric tube

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    Could I please get some input on what would be used for unclogging a nasogastric tube?
    I am wanting to use an unlisted procedure code but my employer is wanting to use 49460 ( removal obstructve material for gastrostomy, jejunostomy, ect).
    I don't feel comfortable using that because it states specifically for gastrostomy.
    Any suggestions?

    Thank you in advance for thye feedback!

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    In this case, I can only give a SUGGESTION since I do not have the report in front of me. E/M guidelines state that this is listed under the E/M service and is not coded separately. Are you in an ASC? Can you send the note to me to review?

    Thanks
    Amy Pritchett,
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