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NG Tube placement/exchange code

  1. Default NG Tube placement/exchange code
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    Provided Anesthesia for patient having a NG tube exchange. I found CPT code 43752, but does not list a code in the anesthesia crosswalk. Any suggestions?

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    I have billed this as 01999 with the -23 modifier in the past with success. Of course you will need to have a comparison code for the payer to consider to determine base units and I compared it to 44500/00740.

    Hope this helps.

    Julie, CPC

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    This is a Medicare pt and we cannot seem to get 01999 paid! I appreciate the help...

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