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Thread: Re-insertion of PEG button - CPT?

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    Question Re-insertion of PEG button - CPT?

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    A patient was brought into the ER for only re-insertion of a PEG button. Is there a CPT code for this?

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    Apr 2007


    I don't work for an ER department but If the reinsertion was done using an endoscopy I would go with the 43246 and V55.1; if not then I would use an unlisted code with the V55.1.

    Just my opinion...any other feedback!!

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    Apr 2007


    No, endoscopy was not used. The doctor simply states that he re-inserted the button.

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    Could you use 49452 with a dx of V55.4?

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