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    Greeley, Colorado

    Question EGD/Bx with Gastrostomy tube removal

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    Hi all - is it appropriate to code 43247 (FB removal) for removal of a gastrostomy tube at the time of an EGD w/Bx?

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    I would bill only the 43239 (bx). When my doctors perform a G-tube removal they do not use an endoscope to examine the upper gastrointestional tract and to locate the tube and remove it. Most of their G-tube's are removed in the office and qualify for only an office visit.

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