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    Default Removal of Gastrostomy Tube

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    What cpt code should be used for the removal of a gastrostomy tube when that tube is being removed by a different physician from the one who placed it? Would this be 43760, or would the use of an E/M code apply here?

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    43760 is for exchange not just removal. Is he replacing the tube?

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    The tube was removed and not replaced.

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    "For bedside REMOVAL of a gastric or jejunal tube, use appropriate E/M code, eg, 99212 (level II, established patient), with appropriate documentation. Source: American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) (http://www.asge.org/nspages/practice/patientcare/technology/02-enteral.cfm)"

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