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    Default Feeding tube placement - V58.89

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    Can anyone tell us the correct way to code the following scenario:
    When the doctor is just checking the placement of the feeding tube, we used to code V58.89 for this. But someone else has told us to use 783.3 and I am not sure if that is truly appropriate.

    What do you think?

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    Columbia, MO


    I think NOT. There is no rational for using 783.3 and it is not documented in the patients chart. I say use V53.50 I think it fits this scenario.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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