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    Does anyone know if there is a CPT code for decannulation of a trach tube in the office?

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    Changing of a Tracheotomy Tube requiring establishment of a fistula tract

    31502=Complex changing of a tracheotomy tube. This code is not for a routine change of a tracheotomy tube, but for a complicated tracheotomy tube change requiring reestablishment of a fistula tract which has not yet been permanently formed. Routine change of a tracheotomy tube should be included in the office or hospital visit.

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